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Fatality in France?

Postby sergi_14_3 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:45 pm

I think there is another fatality, anybody can traduce this?
Tchao Loulou

Cruel contraste mais ainsi va la vie. Les news annonçaient hier trois naissances mais relayent aujourd'hui une disparition. Jean Philippe Louis, alias Loulou de la Palmyre est décédé en début de semaine d'une rupture d'anévrisme. Sa vie de kitesurfer et d'homme avait basculé en 2003.

Un jour d'Avril, une grosse rafale surprend en effet plusieurs kiteboarders dans la baie de Bonne Anse. Loulou est gravement blessé. Le constat est sans appel, il est tétraplégique. S'ensuivra la première vraie prise de conscience générale sur la nécessité de système de sécurité adaptés et efficaces. Après ça, Loulou se bat, beaucoup de gens le soutiennent, car Jean Philippe, patron du shop local est un personnage connu et apprécié et chacun sait, au fond, qu'il aurait pu se trouver à sa place, victime d'un mauvais sort.

Dans ce genre de situation les mots ont des limites. Ne l'oublions pas, c'est tout. L'équipe de mais au délà, toutes la communauté de gens qui jouent avec le vent pensent à lui et à sa famille, à sa femme et ses deux enfants.

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Re: Fatality in France?

Postby RickI » Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:58 pm

It is very sad to hear that Lou Lou passed on. He and several other kiters were lofted at the same time in La Palmyra, France in 2003. I recall there were three separate QR systems in use and none were successfully activated. Lou Lou, a very active kiter, instructor and family man was left a quadriplegic. There is not information in the account to support this but I wonder if the brain aneurism may have been related to the trauma of the lofting almost five years ago. I understand he fractured his neck in the impact and had to be placed on a respirator.

As a result of the subsequent out cry and lobbying of the French government, the stringent performance standards for QR sold in France were established. Other parts of the world benefited from this move given expedients of manufacturing.

Rest in peace Lou Lou and sincere regrets to your family and friends.

A machine translation follows:

Tchao Loulou

Cruel but there you go contrast life. News yesterday announced three
But today births relay disappearance. Jean Philippe
Louis, aka Loulou de la Palmyre died earlier this week
Of a ruptured aneurysm. His life kitesurfer and man
Switched in 2003.

One day in April, a big gust of several surprises
Kiteboarders in the Bay of Bonne Anse. Loulou is seriously injured.
The finding is not subject to appeal, he is a quadriplegic. The S'ensuivra
First real awareness on the need to
Security system adequate and effective. After that, Loulou fights,
Many people argue, as Jean Philippe, the owner of a shop
Local is a character known and appreciated, and everyone knows, basically,
It could have been in his place, the victim of an evil spell.

In such situations the words have limitations. We should never forget
Not, that's all. The team but délà, all the
Community of people who are playing with the wind believe him and his
Family, his wife and two children.

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Re: Fatality in France?

Postby Toby » Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:34 pm

very sorry to hear this. My condolences to the family and friends.

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