RIP to all three victims and strength to their familes.
Here is an English computer translation of the latest accident which apparently happened yesterday.
"Marsala, dies doing kitesurfing at the Stagnone
A 45-year-old sportsman loses his life. Overwhelmed by a gust of wind
19 September 2018
Marsala, dies doing kitesurfing at the Stagnone
A 45-year-old French sportsman died at around 12, while he was kitesurfing in the nature reserve of the Stagnone di Marsala, a body of water that attracts fans of this sport. The man was preparing for the launch and was dragged by a strong gust of wind towards the vineyards along the shore of Contrada Birgi. According to a first reconstruction the victim was in the company of some friends fond of the same sport and was already connected to his kite, but during the preliminary operations was hit by a sudden storm that made him fly.
It was then dragged about 400 meters along the mainland, repeatedly slamming on the ground and against some plants. The same operators of the kitesurfing school were to recover the body among the rows of a vineyard. Then, 118 and law enforcement officers were called. But the Frenchman was dead. On 11 September, a young Polish kiter had lost her life in the same body of water, apparently too tightly tied to the belt to which the kite is attached and for this reason she felt sick while she was in the air, losing her senses and candendo at sea. On 30 June, on the other hand, Federico Laudani, 31, from Lazio, a pilot of the Ryanair company, had died in the water ."
https://palermo.repubblica.it/cronaca/2 ... 206856652/
Can anyone with local knowledge confirm the "storm" comment in the article and provide additional information?