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UKSurf
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Re: Another UK Fatality

Postby UKSurf » Sat May 15, 2021 5:55 pm

We may never know what happened and why he couldnt hold on to the harness. Exhaustion from heavy seas (the report suggest -10ft waves and having kited on this beach I would say that is a Big swell to have to swim in and there are rip tides here), exhaustion after being tumbled by waves in boots before he managed to take them off to help him swim back to shore or an impact from a jump or an unknown medical condition - it is all guessing. From what i was told from a secondary kitesurfer who went to try and help him after he shouted for help there was a period of time between his friend trying to get to him to grab his harness and the kite being released - so it could have been a combination of things. At the end of the day a man with many years left ahead of him lost his life.

RIP Chris Prior
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Re: Another UK Fatality

Postby RedSky » Sat May 15, 2021 9:11 pm

Sorry to hear this. I've been in a situation where I almost drowned from exhaustion. Brings back memories reading that. Very sad. Which beach?

edit, just realised this is an old thread. Still no less sad to read about.

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Re: Another UK Fatality

Postby UKSurf » Sun May 16, 2021 8:26 am

RedSky wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 9:11 pm
Sorry to hear this. I've been in a situation where I almost drowned from exhaustion. Brings back memories reading that. Very sad. Which beach?

edit, just realised this is an old thread. Still no less sad to read about.
Watergate beach in cornwall, near Newquay
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