Some of these severe accidents involved squalls while others just high gusty winds. There are many other less severe accidents at spots around the world where squalls/storms lofted, dragged riders.
Australia, Rockingham lofting 2003
Belize, Caye Caulker Lofting 2005
Brazil, Rio de Janero Lofting 2002
France, dragging 2000
France, La Rochelle Lofting 2002
Germany, Eckwarden Lofting 2004
Germany, Mecklenburg Lofting 2004
Italy Lofting, Ostia 2002
Mauritus board leash impact 2005
New Zealand, Te Awanga, Lofting 2004
Okinawa, Japan Lofting 2005
Russia, Kazan City Lofting 2004
South Korea, Jeju Island lofting 2004
Spain, Barcelona Lofting 2001
Spain, Valencia Lofting 2002
Tasmania, Sandy Bay Lofting 2003
USA , Miami Lofting 2004
USA, Utah lofting 2005
Florida doesn't have a monopoly on violent unstable weather.
The airhorn idea was first used in Cabarete over three years ago in response to quite a few squall related loftings. I understand it was adopted in Antigua and in some other areas. The guy that this thread is about probably would have appreciated an airhorn warning, don't you think?
People often fail to notice incoming unstable weather. If you guys ride long enough in varied areas you will see the truth of this.
Learn from the past or be fated to repeat it.