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Kiting Fatality in Cayman Islands

Postby Windstoked » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:24 am

https://www.recordnet.com/news/20190101 ... g-accident

I don't know any more than what the article says.
One of my son's co-workers knew him and that's how we found out about it.

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Re: Kiting Fatality in Cayman Islands

Postby Toby » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:36 am

What a said start into the new year.
My condolences to family and friends.

But at least he died in the element he loved his whole life.

RIP

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Re: Kiting Fatality in Cayman Islands

Postby FLandOBX » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:18 am

Sounds like a good man. Sad news. RIP.

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Re: Kiting Fatality in Cayman Islands

Postby alkiter » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:21 pm

Condolences.
Most people don't realize that flying a kite upwind of buildings can be very dangerous, even in light winds. If the kite gets in the rotors setup by the wind, an instantaneous lofting can occur that is nearly impossible to control unless reaction is immediate.
(Speaking from a survived experience)

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Re: Kiting Fatality in Cayman Islands

Postby iriejohn » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:37 pm

Tom Downer wrote:Downer’s last Facebook post on Dec. 27 shows him walking toward the ocean holding a kite surfing board: “Am trying kite boarding. This may be my last post until land in Venezuela.”
Sad ...

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Re: Kiting Fatality in Cayman Islands

Postby Eduardo » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:13 pm

iriejohn wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:37 pm
Tom Downer wrote:Downer’s last Facebook post on Dec. 27 shows him walking toward the ocean holding a kite surfing board: “Am trying kite boarding. This may be my last post until land in Venezuela.”
Sad ...
this makes it sound like his first time ever. and alone? does anyone know?

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Re: Kiting Fatality in Cayman Islands

Postby alexglebov » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:40 pm

Sad...
This looks like the same accident that has been already reported here: https://kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2401530


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