Kathleen Miskell, of Wethersfield, Conn., dies after falling from parasail off Pompano Beach

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - South Florida authorities say a Connecticut woman died after her parasail harness broke and she plummeted as much as 200 feet into the Atlantic ocean.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Carli Segelson identified the woman 28-year-old Kathleen Miskell, who was parasailing Wednesday afternoon with her husband Stephen. Their hometown was not immediately available.

Pompano Beach spokeswoman Sandra King says the parasail harness broke and Miskell fell into the water.

King says the boat crew reeled in her husband and circled back to rescue the woman. King says Miskell was in cardiac arrest and the captain performed CPR until the boat met up with paramedics.

Broward Health North spokeswoman Lyn Clark says Miskell was pronounced dead on arrival.

The conservation commission is investigating.

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