Girl critically injured in parasailing accident undergoes surgeries Wednesday

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– One of two girls critically injured in a parasailing accident while vacationing in Florida underwent surgeries Wednesday morning to repair bone fractures in her face.

Sidney Good’s father released a statement, saying his daughter could be transferred to a rehab hospital in Indianapolis in a few days depending on how well she recovers from Wednesday’s surgeries.

Good and her friend, 17-year-old Alexis Fairchild, were both critically injured earlier this month after the cable connecting their harness to a boat snapped, causing them to crash into a nearby condominium before falling onto parked vehicles.

Their injuries included head trauma and multiple lacerations. Good sustained neck trauma and Fairchild has severe back injuries that necessitated spinal surgery.

Both girls were transferred to Indianapolis-area hospitals last week to continue their recovery.

The following is the statement released by Sidney’s father, Eric Good:

”Sidney underwent surgery early this morning at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis to repair fractures in her frontal bone around her right eye. Surgeons also repaired sinus and nose fractures as well as replaced the bone flap from an earlier surgery in Florida. Doctors report that the surgeries went well and will be placing her back in ICU for close observation tonight. Depending on how well she does, Sidney could be on her way to the rehab hospital in Indianapolis in 3 to 4 days.

Again, we would like to thank everyone for all of the support and prayers during this tough time in our lives. We have been talking with Sidney the past few days and she is aware of all of the support and prayers from around the world for her and Alexis. She is humbled by the attention and said, it is amazing.”

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