Two teenage girls are in critical condition this morning after a terrifying parasailing accident in Florida. The girls were left to the mercy of a gathering storm when a tow line snapped.
Cell phone video shows the girls slam into the side of a building in Panama City Beach, Florida. "And hit the top of another building before they come crashing down on the other side," CNN's Alina Machado reports. "Stunned witnesses called for help."
While shocking, such accidents are not entirely uncommon in this largely unregulated industry.
“In the past 15 years, at least 33 people have been hurt in parasailing incidents in Florida,” Machado says. “Six others have died.”
Mark McCulloh is the Founder of the Parasail Safety Council, which tries to prevent accidents like this.
McCulloh weighs in on the incident with “New Day” co-anchor Kate Bolduan.
An expert witness in parasail fatalities, McCulloh says “95% of the accidents are accidents that result in fatalities are in line separations and high winds in bad weather so this is unusual that they were close to shore.”
The situation in Egypt grows more frantic by the hour.
President Mohamed Morsy is just hours from the ultimatum posed by the Egyptian military. The armed forces are saying they are willing to die to protect the people unless the president comes up with a power sharing agreement with protesters.
CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour weighs in on the conflict and the role the United States now plays in it.
Keep following developments on CNN.com.
The crisis in Egypt intensifies as violent clashes resulted in a number of deaths overnight at Cairo University.
At least 16 people were killed and 200 were wounded there during tensions between supporters of President Mohammed Morsy and anti-government protesters.
And the clock is ticking before a military coup or civil war. The Egyptian military says it will "sacrifice our blood" if Morsy refuses to come up with a power sharing agreement by the deadline just a few hours from now.
Reza Sayah is in Cairo this morning with the very latest.
“For the president's critics the ultimatum makes the end of Morsy's rule seem tantalizingly near,” Sayah reports. “In many ways, so is the Eygptian revolution part II.”
Follow along on CNN.com as the story develops.