Parasailing firm involved in death of Brit teens still taking bookings

A GREEK parasailing firm involved in the deaths of two British teenagers is still taking bookings – boasting of “new extra comfort and safety.”

Tragic cousins Jessica Hayes, 15, and Michael Connelly, 13, both fell from an “extremely high” altitude in a holiday horror plunge on Rhodes last month.


Michael’s twin brother James, who was also strapped in for the three-man ride, was left fighting for his life but has since been flown back to the UK.

The company they used, Waterport Lindos, allegedly violated sea sport regulations by allowing three people to parasail in tandem at once. A rope attaching their parachute to a speedboat snapped in “extremely bad” weather conditions off the fishing village of Lindos.

But The Sun can reveal the under-fire watersports company is still advertising for holidaymakers’ to book parasailing trips next year.

A booking form on the company’s website says activities will resume from summer 2021 – and a hotel partnered with the firm is also still encouraging Brits to book.

Hotel Princess Lindos promotes trips online using pictures of three people parasailing at once – despite it being against the law. And in a devastating blow to the tragic teenagers’ families, the website boasts: “NEW! Our new parasailing boat provides extra comfort and safety.”

There is no mention on either website about the deaths of the two Brits. Tony Hayes, whose daughter Jessica died in the accident, blasted the hotel and watersports firm for continuing to take reservations. He fumed: “How can this still be allowed?



“Holidaymakers could be booking for next year and parting money with the company, which could then be used for their legal defence. Central to the legal case is why three kids were allowed to parasail at once – because unknown to us at the time it is against the law in Greece.”

Tony, from Corby, Northants, added: “The hotel is also an absolute disgrace.
“Management should be reviewing their links to the company and until a thorough review is done, the link should be removed from the website. Surely they can’t still publicly link to a company that has been accused of breaking so many rules. Not once have they asked how we are.”

Legal sources in Greece said the authorities were still investigating the two deaths and are yet to press formal charges against the Watersports firm, which is run by Greek man Nikos Mallios.

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