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Accidents prompt call for regulation

A national safety agency wants to license parasail operators, who caution against too-strict rules

By Marcel Honoré

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 05, 2014

~~<p>They've become a familiar site off Hawaiian shores in recent decades: colorful, wind-filled chutes that hover several hundred feet over the islands' turquoise waters, giving visitors a bird's-eye view of the tropical beauty around them.</p>
<p>But parasailing remains largely unregulated in the U.S., and the thrills don't come without risks, particularly if companies aren't taking the proper safety precautions.</p>
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They've become a familiar site off Hawaiian shores in recent decades: colorful, wind-filled chutes that hover several hundred feet over the islands' turquoise waters, giving visitors a bird's-eye view of the tropical beauty around them.

But parasailing remains largely unregulated in the U.S., and the thrills don't come without risks, particularly if companies aren't taking the proper safety precautions. Login for more...



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