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 Post subject: Kite fatality in Montreal, Canada
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 2:34 am 
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An extremely sad day for the Montreal's kite community, these who can read French - check out the local forum:

http://kiteforum.ca/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7491

The exact details and the cause of death is still unknown, other kiters have spotted a death-looping kite, found a boater and went to rescue, but it was too late. The kiter was still attached to the chicken-loop (F-One), that's the most we know at this point.

It was a very dangerous day for beginners and even for experienced riders.

RIP :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Kite fatality in Montreal, Canada
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 3:19 am 
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Condolences to the Montreal kite community.


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 Post subject: Re: Kite fatality in Montreal, Canada
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 3:37 am 
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Really sad news. Condolences to the family!


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 Post subject: Re: Kite fatality in Montreal, Canada
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 6:44 am 
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So sad, I just read a french site translated and I think it was saying the rider was stuck in a violent deathloop and was unable to release.


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 Post subject: Re: Kite fatality in Montreal, Canada
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:41 am 
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Sorry to hear this. My condolences to family and friends.

Let's hope it will be the last bad news for a while.


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 Post subject: Re: Kite fatality in Montreal, Canada
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:56 am 
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Tragic news.

RIP :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Kite fatality in Montreal, Canada
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 11:04 am 
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Bad news. :cry:

condolences to family and friends.


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 Post subject: Re: Kite fatality in Montreal, Canada
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 11:07 am 
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Bloody hell! Damn. So sad doing something we love so much.


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 Post subject: Re: Kite fatality in Montreal, Canada
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:04 pm 
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Very very sad outcome...deepest sympathy
From what i read in the French forum:

One person says that he should not have kited at that exact spot...should have gone more south of it
Way too gusty on a strong West wind direction...and very difficult to get rescued
He was kiting alone

As he got blown offshore with kite looping constantly he drowned
They tried to revive him for 10 minutes but to no avail...his lungs were too full of water

Investigation still going on as the exact cause of this tragedy


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 Post subject: Re: Kite fatality in Montreal, Canada
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:46 pm 
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Well, go to begin with it happened on one of the major Montreal's kite spots, so the kiter wasn't alone.

We still don't know the name or the exact cause of the accident, but the known facts start from somebody noticing a death-looping kite out in the lake, and apparently it was already going on for some time before getting any attention from other people. Upon rescuing the kiter, the guys performed CPR procedures on him without much luck, then upon getting back to beach the Ambulance took over, but it was just too late.


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