Warren County

Parasailing accident leaves one seriously injured

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The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Saturday parasailing incident that has left one person in critical condition in the hospital.

On Saturday at approximately 12:35 p.m., the sheriff’s office received an emergency call from passengers on a vessel on Lake George detailing an incident that they had witnessed in the vicinity of Tea Island that involved two people in the water, in distress, according to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

The two victims were assisted out of the water by boaters in the area who witnessed the para sail fall towards the lake. One of the two parasailers was under the water for an undetermined amount of time after his harness rigging and personal flotation device became entangled, said police.

Lifesaving measures were initiated after freeing the subject from the water and CPR was continued by ambulance personnel while en route to the Glens Falls Hospital.

The victim has been identified as Adrian Robels, 23, of New Windsor, New York. Robels was parasailing with his 27-year-old sister, who was able to safely exit the water with the assistance of the boaters who came to the scene to help.

Robels is in the Glens Falls Hospital in critical condition. The two were parasailing with Pinky’s Parasail / JDQ Enterprises, Inc, said police.

This case remains under investigation. Lt. Steve Stockdale said there were no updates on Sunday afternoon. Robels remained in the hospital on Sunday, he said.

Police are requesting that any business or residence in the southern vicinity of Tea Island to check any video recording systems to determine if this incident was captured on video.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at 518-743-2500.

 

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