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Possible Kite Fatality at Belmont Shore, CA

Postby wnfaknd » Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:45 am

Right before I left the beach today, I heard from Salty Steve that someone might have died by the jetty. The lifeguards confirmed that someone was indeed rescued from the jetty and taken to the hospital, but did not know any details other than that.

Has anyone heard anything concrete?

There were 50+ kiters in the water today plus another 40 on the shore at any given time.

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Postby tsachi » Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:25 am

All I know is the kiter died, he flew a blue 13 warrow and a pink board.
We are unsure who the kiter was.

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Postby FredBGG » Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:48 am

If you guys are right (I really hope you arn't...) I'm sad to hear about this.

Does anyone know more about the accident?

Was the accident at the jetty or was the victim just recovered there?

Did the victim have any protective gear?

If anyone had any details please rend them to Rick Iossi. He does a real good job at putting accident details together and running good reports here on the forum.

I'm sure he will pop up on this thread.

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Postby Toby » Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:23 am

sorry to hear this if it gets confirmed.

My condolences to the family and friends.

Please report any info about it to RickI so we all can learn from this.


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Postby thompa » Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:37 am

Sorry to hear this. I kited Belmont not too long ago and had a great time. I hope this story is wrong.

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Postby RickI » Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:28 pm

I hope this report is in error too. If not, my sincere condolences go out to the rider's family and friends.

I searched some local news sites this morning but couldn't find anything about an accident. If more details become available please PM ricki or email flkitesurfer(at)

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Postby smoore » Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:34 pm

ye, hope this is just a mix up, i dont live or know of where this guy lived but its always sad to hear of a kiting accident, condolences to family

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Postby Wallrat » Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:02 pm

I've been watching the local news all morning but there's been no mention of it.

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Postby PedroDave » Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:27 pm

Yes, LBFD confirms there was a decedent. I'm phoning Coroner for
(possible) ID and other info.

At 09:02 AM 9/9/2007, you wrote:
>We want to know who it was. I was told they took him to Memorial
>hospital in Long Beach,ca.
>It was about 5pm. Life guards said he was in cardiac arrest.

I haven't heard back yet.

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Postby lalawyer » Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:21 pm

This is terrible news. I'd be interested to know how this occurred and the skill level of the rider. My sincere condolonces.


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