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windsurfer dies after being hit by kitesurfer

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Re: windsurfer dies after being hit by kitesurfer

Postby Toby » Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:31 pm

Google translated from the French Windmag:

October 5, 2013 (0) Bad news: hit by a kite Almanarre, a windsurfer dies .

While the east wind blew for 3 days on the Var, the conditions were met for sessions in the beautiful bay where live almanarre windsurfers and kitesurfers . But late yesterday afternoon , Var morning relayed a very sad news for the community of water sports.
Hit by a kite , Patrick Ricaud , a retired Bandolais windsurfer well known in the area, was transported in serious condition to the hospital in Ste Musse Toulon after being supported by the SMUR and firefighters rescue center HYEROIS . Luckily , while the offending Kite would immediately took flight, Patrick , helped by a friend directly on the water , was subsequently brought ashore by Zodiac prevented by a regular spot after a third gave the Kitesurfer alert. After two hours of intensive care, emergency were not able to revive him . Our first thoughts are obviously going to Patrick's family , his wife, two children and relatives whose pain must be immense and that Wind Magazine extends its sincere condolences.
More generally , far be it from us to fuel the rivalry Kite / Wind remains sterile all ways , enjoy all the same to appeal to cautious kitesurfers who pass by here . The pleasure of a jump of more is not worth much against human life. To attend regular spots Almanarre and Madrague the collisions windsurfing / kitesurfing are unfortunately common. They are most often caused by a lack of judgment kitesurfers capacity , conditions, the magnitude of their drift jump or the space occupied by their wing . Obviously we also windsurfers to remain alert because in some situations a kitesurfer ( whose wing is 25m ) is less visible in peripheral vision a windsurfer always attached to his equipment. And a number of accidents could be avoided by a particular event as tragic as that of yesterday . Cohabitation would actually calmer for everyone .

http://www.windmag.com/actu-bad-news-percute-kite-almanarre-windsurfeur-decede

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Re: windsurfer dies after being hit by kitesurfer

Postby Bille » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:44 pm

Toby wrote:Google translated from the French Windmag:

October 5, 2013 (0) Bad news: hit by a kite Almanarre, a windsurfer dies .
...
...Luckily , while the offending Kite would immediately took flight, Patrick , helped by a friend directly on the water , was subsequently brought ashore by Zodiac
...

http://www.windmag.com/actu-bad-news-percute-kite-almanarre-windsurfeur-decede


Does this mean that the kiteboarder Bailed after the accident, and
they don't know who did it ?


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Re: windsurfer dies after being hit by kitesurfer

Postby SupaEZ » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:19 pm

Bille wrote:
Toby wrote:Google translated from the French Windmag:

October 5, 2013 (0) Bad news: hit by a kite Almanarre, a windsurfer dies .
...
...Luckily , while the offending Kite would immediately took flight, Patrick , helped by a friend directly on the water , was subsequently brought ashore by Zodiac
...

http://www.windmag.com/actu-bad-news-percute-kite-almanarre-windsurfeur-decede


Does this mean that the kiteboarder Bailed after the accident, and
they don't know who did it ?

Bille


Yes..a hit and run...i read the article in French
Also read an additional article in French that says his action to bail makes him a coward
It appears that they don't know who did it....but for sure the kiter's conscience does

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Re: windsurfer dies after being hit by kitesurfer

Postby windsuks » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:55 pm

Pretty shocking and sad news, also obviously extremely poor of the kiter on all levels!

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Re: windsurfer dies after being hit by kitesurfer

Postby Toby » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:29 pm

unbelievable story!

I hope they find the guy! No one saw anything?

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Re: windsurfer dies after being hit by kitesurfer

Postby RickI » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:20 am

This is very tragic, my sincere condolences go out to the man's family and friends. I hope we learn more details about what happened in this accident. Regardless, we need to use special care to protect people downwind of us, whether on the water or in the air during a jump.

I found the following accounts, the computer translations "suggests" the kiter in addition to aiding in the windsurfer rescue also identified himself to the police, was interviewed and released or do I have it wrong?

"MAJ samedi 16 octobre - 16h : Suite à la déposition faite ce jour par Olivier Lejars au commissariat d'Hyères, compagnon de session de Patrick Ricaud, le kitesurfer n'était pas en délit de fuite et celui-ci s'est présenté ce samedi aux autorités policières par qui il est actuellement entendu…"
http://www.kiteboardjournal.com/article,news,collision-mortelle-a-hyeres,520


Poor computer translation into English:

"Update Saturday, October 16 - 16h: Following the statement made ​​today by Olivier Lejars the police Hyères, companion session Patrick Ricaud, the kitesurfer was not hit and run and it appeared this Saturday police authorities by whom he is currently heard ..."

This may have been confirmed on flysurf.com.

"Sur Var Matin:

A la lecture de Var-matin de samedi, un kitesurfeur s'est présenté au commissariat d'Hyères. C'est lui qui serait à l'origine de la collision mortelle, mais ne se doutait pas de la gravité du choc.
L'homme a expliqué, par ailleurs, aux policiers qu'il avait participé au sauvetage de la victime avec d'autres témoins, avant de laisser faire les secouristes.
Une longue audition a permis aux inspecteurs hyérois de conclure à la thèse accidentelle.
Le kitesurfeur est sorti libre du commissariat.
Pour autant l'enquête se poursuit.
Les suites judiciaires de cet accident n'ont pas été établies."
http://forum.flysurf.com/bar/almanarre-un-veliplanchiste-meurt-percute-par-un-kitesurf-t68794.html?sid=8d942cc4a289b55c7e279112ef2a66f5

and the actual news account:
http://www.varmatin.com/hyeres/deces-dun-veliplanchiste-a-hyeres-la-these-accidentelle-confirmee.1438948.html

a poor computer translation:

"On Var Matin:

A reading Var-morning Saturday, a kitesurfer is reported to the police of Hyères. It is he who is the cause of the fatal crash, but did not realize the severity of the shock.
The man explained, moreover, that the police were involved in the rescue of the victim with other witnesses, before leaving to rescuers.
A lengthy hearing allowed Hyères inspectors concluded the accidental thesis.
The kitesurfer walked free from police.
Provided the investigation continues.
Legal consequences of the accident have not been established."


It would help if someone with good command of French would read this information over for the exact meaning for confirmation.

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Re: windsurfer dies after being hit by kitesurfer

Postby Bille » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:45 am

COOL --RickI-- , now i can exit this trauma, with the idea
that the Kiteboarder is simply Devastated from this accident !!
Makes the poor guy seam a Bunch more Human now !!!
Much better than a, ( Hit & Run ) .

Bille

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Re: windsurfer dies after being hit by kitesurfer

Postby RickI » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:55 am

I would urge caution Bille until someone with strong French reading skills confirms things. I've been misled before by computer translations. I get the impression from the accounts that the original "hit an run" version may have been printed in error by the reporter. Again, I would wait for this to be confirmed. Hope it is true however and again, my sympathies to all involved in this sad accident.

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Re: windsurfer dies after being hit by kitesurfer

Postby L0KI » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:05 am

You mean to say, a reporter spun the story (lied) to sensationalize it???
No Way!!! I find that very hard to believe!!


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