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2 people dead after kite accident in Tarifa

Postby RideLow » Sun May 08, 2016 8:31 pm

This is so sad. My thoughts go out to their families and friends!
2 people at the same time!
This afternoon around 18:00

Hope their families get this tragic news before it hits the media with more info..
More information will probably be out after a while.

Life is fragile.
Stay safe!
be respectfull...

http://www.cuatro.com/noticias/sociedad ... 25226.html
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Re: 2 people dead after kite accident in Tarifa

Postby Toby » Sun May 08, 2016 9:36 pm

Sorry to read this!

My condolences to family and friends.

Does anyone have details? Winds didn't look that strong?

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Re: 2 people dead after kite accident in Tarifa

Postby longwhitecloud » Sun May 08, 2016 10:01 pm

jayzuz, that is terrible...rip

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Re: 2 people dead after kite accident in Tarifa

Postby plummet » Sun May 08, 2016 10:12 pm

Wowa that is indeed tragic.

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Re: 2 people dead after kite accident in Tarifa

Postby Gone Kiting Tarifa » Sun May 08, 2016 10:49 pm

The wind completely dropped while they were kiting on the lagoon. They wanted to cross the river that is connected to the sea with a very strong current holding kites in their hands. Their lines got tangled and they were pulled to the sea but still quite close to the shore. They drowned... .:(

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Re: 2 people dead after kite accident in Tarifa

Postby alamos_kiter » Sun May 08, 2016 11:07 pm

Tragic story, I got this message from our kite group, from a guy who was there: they were kiting in el charco, the lagoon of rio Jara. The wind had dropped completely, they landed their kites and were going back to the parking, passing the exit of rio Jara, carrying their kites, bar and lines in their hands. Due to the very high tide in the lagoon and rio Jara, caused by lots of rain, the current at the exit of rio Jara washing out to sea was super strong. Normally it's plenty strong, with the rain it was super strong. When they attempted to cross the exit they were swept into the sea, where there were 2m shore break. The kites and lines which they held in their hands got tangled around them. People shouted at them to let go of the kites and cut the lines, but they said no, they didn't want to let go of their kites not to lose them. They got tumbled in the shore break with their kites and lines tangled around them, and drowned.

Another message: kiting was forbidden in rio Jara already but not enforced; now the local police will enforce the ban of rio Jara and the lagoon. Keep clear.

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Re: 2 people dead after kite accident in Tarifa

Postby matth » Mon May 09, 2016 12:42 am

Awful story, very sad. RIP

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Re: 2 people dead after kite accident in Tarifa

Postby edt » Mon May 09, 2016 1:17 am

alamos_kiter wrote:they said no, they didn't want to let go of their kites not to lose them
that's a shitty way to go. My condolences to the family and friends.

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Re: 2 people dead after kite accident in Tarifa

Postby ragzilla » Mon May 09, 2016 6:11 am

Must have been a really expensive kite if they didn't wanna punch out!

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