I describe a similar problem in this topic phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=2344797&start=10Toby wrote:unfortunately it is true.
On January 3rd a fellow Swiss kitesurfer died in El Gouna, Egypt.
Many people eye witnessed this tragic accident, as he was pulled a long way through the lagoon on a looping kite.
Other kites screamed that he should release the QR, and others tried to down the kite, also the rescue couldn't help. Once the kite stopped looping they could only get him out of the water unconscious, or already dead.
The QR was not released.
It would be good to get more info about this, since no one really understands how this could happen.
Condolences to the family and friends.
I do not get yet over it, a Kiter without success reanimates and, in the end, to have to see dying. IÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â´m very sad.RickI wrote:I am sorry to hear this confirmed though thank you for the info Toby. I wish want comfort can be found at this tragic time to the kiter's family and friends.
I tried to call over there after I read about this earlier today to learn more but noticed the late hour and decided to hold off until tomorrow. If he was on a flat kite, something that rendered the lines in uneven length may have been responsible (e.g. broken or seized pulley, bridle snagged wing tip, or some other critical tangle, etc.). Learning particulars about the appearance of the kite, lines and control bar after the accident would be very helpful. Also, in addition to the type and size kite what the wind conditions were like would be helpful as well. As I understand, very strong winds aren't common in that area, or am I mistaken in this?
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