Teen hurt in parasailing accident released from hospital Tuesday

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A teen who was seriously injured in a parasailing accident has been released from the hospital.

Alexis Fairchild and her friend, 17-year-old Sidney Good, were hurt when a rope broke sending them into a building and several parked cars on July 1.

Fairchild’s family released the following statement Tuesday:

“Alexis was released from IU Health Methodist hospital this evening and began her journey home to Huntington, IN. She will receive IV treatments at home and will begin outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy in Fort Wayne. Alexis will have another surgery in a couple months. Our daughter still has a long road to recovery.

“Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for all the prayers and support we have received from around the world. We would like to thank those who have arranged fundraising events and upcoming blood drives and motor cycle rides in our hometown in honor of our daughter and Sidney Good. We’d also like to thank the medical teams at IU Health Methodist who have cared for Alexis.”

Good was transferred to a rehab hospital last week.

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