This is a repost regarding the fatality in Korea from:
MAWWKSA Ã‚Â· Marianas Wind,Wave, &KiteSurfing Asso
http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/MA ... essage/145
I just got back to seoul from Jeju Island. I am heading back to Boracay tomorrow.
This accident was tragic.
It was a overcast day cool some rain...strong winds...Mr suh would have prefered a smaller kite but the smallest was his Rinho 2 10M. launched out fine no problems Mr suh he was good if anyone could handle it, it was him. drop the kite down a few times but he still had things in hand. A squal had moved in and it blew so hard that the wind surfers fell down. next thing was a kite flying away. they found him on the rocks quite soon after not moving or breathing. he had sustained major injories to the head an neck, compound fracture of the arm, fraacture hip and alot of trauma to the pelvic region where the seat harness was attach. his harness torn and stainless attachment bent snap shackle in tack...he never had a chance to release. police investigation proved there was no problem with the shackle becaused it release fine. it was not pulled. finally the chicken loop had snapped. Mr. suh like to ride hard and had had chicken loops break before so he was extremely proud of his new stainlees steel cable chicken which we tested in Pusan 3 weeks prior... he had hit so hard with so much force...
I played with jun (the man's son), yesterday taught him how to roller blade...he is happy and care free just doesn't understand what has happened...he asked us what we were all doing....no one could talk
It will be a difficult for all of us for a while trying to understand a carry on with our daily routines...
tahnks for your understanding and support.