Thanks for the additional information.
I was able to find the newspaper account at:
http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/dis ... PK=3108200
It sounds pretty incredible and it is great that no one was seriously hurt.
N O T E :
Kiteboarders that fly with conditions such as those shown in the photo are laying themselves open to serious wind gusts, reversals, lulls, lightening and possible injury. It was easy to blow a lot of this stuff off (for some riders), when fatalities were infrequent.
I think for the moment, our incredible luck may have fled for a while. It is past time to use reasonable caution near hazards. Riding near the "flame" is a numbers game and it would seem that some numbers are being called now unfortunately. It is all about choice though just make your choices well. Please look over the Safe Kiteboarding Guidelines** and give your riding habits some thought. If you see people that seem to need some good advice, please try to speak with them. You may not get through but then again you might and that should justify the exercise.
** http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kitesurf/ ... EFERENCES/
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