Husband of suburban woman killed while parasailing speaks out

It was just over a year ago when a Schaumburg woman was killed and two kids were injured in a Florida parasailing crash.

On Thursday, for the first time, the woman's husband who witnessed the entire thing spoke out publicly.

Srinivasro Alaparthi is warning others about the dangers of tourist excursions. He and his family were in the Florida Keys last Memorial Day, when his wife, son and nephew went parasailing. 

The boat captain, who is now charged with manslaughter, cut the parasail line when the winds kicked up.


Family members on the boat watched in horror as their loved ones dropped from the sky and slammed into a bridge, killing Supraja Alaparthi. Alaparthi's son and nephew were also seriously hurt.

"There needs to be strict regulations in place and those who disregard the safety of their guests should face serious consequences for their actions. As for my family, my son and nephew are getting better physically and are still working through the emotional trauma," Srinivasro Alaparthi said.

A second lawsuit has been filed, this one against the company operating the excursion.