Neither Chandler, who owns WaveBlast, nor his attorney, Donna Albert, has returned calls for comment.
Charles Seitz, president and chief executive of the Sands Harbor, said Chandler maintains a WaveBlast office at the resort for water-bike rentals only.
“He was not authorized to operate a parasail boat from our premises, and our understanding was that he kept the boat behind a private home somewhere near here,’’ Seitz said.
He said he observed Chandler’s water-bike operation and found it to be very safety conscious.
Chandler has since reopened the water-bike rental business at the hotel, Seitz said.
Inside the Sands Harbor lobby this week, WaveBlast fliers were still available and advertising both water-bike rentals and parasailing from the hotel.
Seitz said Chandler probably took some liberties in using the hotel’s public dock to pick up parasailing customers, but emphasized that Chandler did so without the hotel’s consent.
It is unclear where the Miskells launched their parasailing excursion.
Back in Connecticut, Kathleen Miskell’s family is preparing to say goodbye to the good-natured teacher’s aide who loved life.
She was an active member of the Irish American Home Society and an accomplished Irish step dancer.
Maureen Kennedy, vice president of the society, said the tight-knit community has come together to support the Miskell family. The group helped raise money to defer the travel costs incurred by Stephen Miskell’s immediate family for travel from Ireland to Connecticut for the service.
Kennedy said Stephen Miskell was “doing as well as could be expected.”
Family and friends will remember Kathleen Miskell at a wake Friday in Wethersfield, Conn., and at a funeral Saturday at the Miskells’ home parish in East Hartford.
Donations to help the Miskells can be sent to the Irish American Home Society, 132 Commerce St., Glastonbury, CT 06033, c/o Stephen Miskell.