An unidentified woman who said she is a paramedic from Canada and other volunteers attend two teenage girls moments after the two fell 30 feet to the pavement near the Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach when the parasail they were in struck an electric line. The tow rope had snapped on the parasail, sending the girls careening toward over land.
Teenagers survive parasail accident By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Two teenage girls vacationing from Massachusetts must have a guardian angel watching over them.
Murder, suicide leaves Anna Maria shocked By Rick Catlin. Islander Reporter
Outwardly, Les and Lisa Young of 221 Oak Ave. in Anna Maria appeared to be the perfect couple, often bicycling around the neighborhood with their 7-year-old twins, a boy and girl. Neighbors said they always appeared friendly and happy.
New strict turtle ordinance in development for Holmes Beach By Wayne Manley. Islander Reporter
In reaction to the number of sea turtle deaths during the 2003 nesting season and pressure from Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, Holmes Beach city commissioners will be considering the repeal of current turtle-related ordinances and enacting a new, tougher set of laws for protection of marine turtles.