I received confirmation that this sad accident occurred on land. My sincere regrets go out to the man's family and friends and to all Australian riders at this sad time.mharrison33 wrote:
After the sad news from WA yesterday, I just saw another report (below), this time from Queensland. It is very light on details, but the wording says that he was in a park. Does anyone know if the "Airlie Beach Sports Park" is next to the water? Let's hope he wasn't just flying his kite in a park, but was setting up with the intention of heading into the water. Whatever the case, it is a very sad time for us Aussies, and all kitesurfers.
Let's try and get some more news before jumping to too many conclusions about what may or may not have happened. Is there anyone here from Airlie Beach that can help out?
Qld: Man dies after kite surfing accident
BRISBANE, Sept 4 AAP - A 24-year-old man has died after a
kite-surfing accident in north Queensland.
Police today said the man had been practising with a kite surfer at the Airlie Beach Sports Park on Shute Harbour Road when he fell to the ground around 9.30am (AEST) yesterday.
The man, from Cannonvale, was initially taken to Proserpine Hospital with severe head injuries.
He was then airlifted to Townsville Hospital but died on arrival.
kiteboardkorea wrote:While everybody seems to be concerned about what happened,
why does no one on this forum say what a kook this guy was , my understanding is that he tied himself to the ground by a rope, fixed to a post and was using the kite to lift him above the ground, in gust of 35 knots!!!!!!.........hmmmmmm....... , this is just crazy stuff and some body needs to come out and say that maybe the Darwinian law of survival is at work here. ........
Defiantly a candidate for nomination in next years awards
just my 2 cents worth
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