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Re: windsurfer dies after being hit by kitesurfer

Postby JamesVegas » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:19 am

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


It's not the time to start attacking people is it?

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Re: windsurfer dies after being hit by kitesurfer

Postby jumarcil » Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:55 pm

RickI wrote: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.

My main language being french,

They said that the kitesurfer reported himselft to the police station where he was questioned. He told the police that he didn't think that the accident had been so severe. He even helped afterward until the medics arrived.

So yes he was suspected of hit and run but he reported to the police station where he was release after that they concluded it was an accident.

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Re: windsurfer dies after being hit by kitesurfer

Postby SupaEZ » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:19 pm

jumarcil wrote:My main language being french


Me 2

I read their French forum :

About the reporter..the rush to inform motivated him ? was he like the judge and executioner ?

One kiter who also windsurfs at times said that the wind was too strong of his 7m2 at that spot

The windsurfer had 30 years of experience and was retired from work almost 6 months

His windsurf friend that came first to the rescue took Patrick's head out of the water

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Re: windsurfer dies after being hit by kitesurfer

Postby ronnie » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:14 pm

jumarcil wrote:
RickI wrote: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.

My main language being french,

They said that the kitesurfer reported himselft to the police station where he was questioned. He told the police that he didn't think that the accident had been so severe. He even helped afterward until the medics arrived.

So yes he was suspected of hit and run but he reported to the police station where he was release after that they concluded it was an accident.


Can you tell what actually occurred in terms of what hit the windsurfer? Kite or board etc?

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Re: windsurfer dies after being hit by kitesurfer

Postby Toby » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:09 pm

good to hear the kiter went to the police!

Would be interesting to know what happened exactly.

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Re: windsurfer dies after being hit by kitesurfer

Postby SupaEZ » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:02 am

Gives a view that a strong East wind blows offshore at that spot

https://www.google.com/search?q=l'alman ... B500%3B334

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Re: windsurfer dies after being hit by kitesurfer

Postby downunder » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:15 am

So sad accident. And another one.

My condolences to family and friends.

D.

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Re: windsurfer dies after being hit by kitesurfer

Postby JS » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:16 am

Tragic, clearly.

But I urge caution. It's possible the circumstances were considerably more complex than simply a kiteboarder killing a windsurfer.

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Re: windsurfer dies after being hit by kitesurfer

Postby SupaEZ » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:14 pm

I read in French forum :

The windsurfer who died was under his sail when his friend jumped in the water to help him
He was wearing a buoyancy vest when he was rescued
His friend took his head out of the water as quickly as possible

Many of us who's windsurfed have had some scary calls pinned under the sail in good size surf
Sometimes getting stuck in the harness line to make matters worse
Sometimes swimming the long way out...along the luff of the sail

But this was in rather flat waters with strong offshore wind

What type of kiteboarding error/collision would make a windsurf rider fall backward ?

Was he in shock after collision and during the water-starting of his sail to get back on board...
....something happened to him physically and he remained underneath the sail ?

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Re: windsurfer dies after being hit by kitesurfer

Postby dankite » Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:18 am

Il est difficile d'apporter des conclusions à ce tragique accident.

Une enquête est en cours ,

Sincères condoléances à toute la famille et amis de Patrick


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