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Off Duty Firefighter Killed Kitesurfing on Oregon Coast

Postby Dwnwndr » Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:46 pm


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Re: Off Duty Firefighter Killed Kitesurfing on Oregon Coast

Postby Toby » Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:52 pm

very sad news to loose a helping member of the community.

My condolences!

RIP

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Re: Off Duty Firefighter Killed Kitesurfing on Oregon Coast

Postby tkettlepoint » Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:03 am

Dale and I met along time ago when we were Reps together for eclipse kites... he was a great guy that loved his life and family like no other... He passed doing what he loved.. You will be missed brother... My prayers go to you and you family... RIP Brother... Hope you find that endless wave.

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Re: Off Duty Firefighter Killed Kitesurfing on Oregon Coast

Postby Toby » Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:29 am

If anyone has more info about what happened or the cause of the death, please let us know.

Still wondering what happened to him.

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Re: Off Duty Firefighter Killed Kitesurfing on Oregon Coast

Postby oldkiter » Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:02 pm

This is so sad to read. While I did not meet Dale face-to-face we spoke many times a year for 5-6 years, and thought of him as a friend. We spoke of the sport, his family, his job, and his hobbies, all of which he really loved. Our last conversations were about his teaching family members to kiteboard. I will miss those conversations and his enthusiasm!!!

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Re: Off Duty Firefighter Killed Kitesurfing on Oregon Coast

Postby saildawg » Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:56 pm

Very sad. My best to his family. Like Toby I desire more information, if nothing else we could hopefully learn from this tragedy.

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Re: Off Duty Firefighter Killed Kitesurfing on Oregon Coast

Postby edt » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:46 pm

He was an expert rider and it was only blowing about 15 knots that day. We probably won't find out what happened since there is no autopsy planned. Heart attack? My condolences to the friends and family.

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Re: Off Duty Firefighter Killed Kitesurfing on Oregon Coast

Postby toyletbowl » Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:22 pm

Very very sad news about Dale. It's so tragic to see a friend leave us too soon.

Bob

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Re: Off Duty Firefighter Killed Kitesurfing on Oregon Coast

Postby Dimitri M » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:04 pm

Dale and I go a long way back. He was a great man and a good father. I was shocked to hear what happened to him. I just don't know what to say. My prayers go to you and your family.

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Re: Off Duty Firefighter Killed Kitesurfing on Oregon Coast

Postby kitegrommet » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:05 am

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