You'll have to show me the bystander reports you refer to - I'm only aware of 2 actually documented,...
hereÂ´s a few (not complete):
BBC News wrote:
Woman hurt by surf kite:
A woman has been taken to hospital after being knocked over in a surf kiting accident.
Edit: The french one here on kitesurfing.com: kite horror
yesterday at almanarre, south of france;
a fellow took of a 16mÃ‚Â² in the worst condition for this beach: N NE (ground wind) prety gusty 10 to 40 knts.
nobody to stop him, beacause the locals have so much trouble to advice people. new comers are very agressive when some one want to explain them that the condition are not good for kite.
So the fact are.
Huge horizontal jump
crash landing on a women and kid. eating on the car park close the camping car
The mum still in the coma today between live and death
The kid is ok with somes teeth left
The kiter didn't feel his legs.
Almanarre council should ban kite
RESPECT THE LOCAL ADVICE.
if they ride the spot, it's not sure you can
all my minds for the familly of both.
Edit: the St. Peter Ording kitesurfing incident (there have been 2 buggy kiting accidents as well)
Bei einem Unfall mit einem Kite-Surfer wurde eine SpaziergÃ¤ngerin am Strand von St. Peter Ording (...) verletzt
(Woman knocked out and injured by kitesurfer)
MV Regio wrote:
Am Strand von WarnemÃ¼nde wurde am gleichen Tag ein neun Jahres altes MÃ¤dchen durch einen Kitesurfer verletzt.
(9 Year old girl hit by a kitesurfer)
Edit: another one
NWZ online wrote:
Surf-Segel schleudert Kind durch die Luft
UNFALL ZwÃ¶lfjÃ¤hriger wie durch ein Wunder nur leicht verletzt
ECHWARDERHÃ–RNE - GlÃ¼ck im UnglÃ¼ck hatte ein zwÃ¶lfjÃ¤hriger Junge, der am Sonnabend Opfer des spektakulÃ¤ren Unfalls eines Kite-Surfers wurde.
(12 Year old boy hit by kitesurfer)
I must have pressed a wrong button on my computer and lost the list i tried to present here first.
There was another one at St. Pter Ording, Germany and a severe bad injury of a woman by a kitesurfer in south France i know of.
I donÂ´t see how we can hope to log all
kitesurfing related accidents. I do stumble over "unknown" accidents and incidents, close calls that could easily have been fatal and even severe injuries every now and then.
Sea You: Klaus (c:E