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Fri Aug 27, 2021, 09:00 PM

Kite-surfing Florida man dies after strong wind slams him into house





A powerful gust of wind killed a kite surfer by slamming him into the second floor of a house on Wednesday, according to firefighters in Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fla.

Authorities did not immediately release the victim’s identity, but friends have identified him as Fred Salter, 61.

Salter was just venturing out onto the water around 10 a.m. when the wind picked up, lifting him up and carrying him 122 metres (400 feet) through the air before smashing him against a home.

“He was attempting to kitesurf in the ocean … when strong winds came into the area unexpectedly, and he was not able to release from the kite in a timely manner,” Stephen Gollan, a battalion chief for Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, told WSVN-TV. He added that the weather went from calm to “extremely dangerous” in a short period of time. .............(more)

https://globalnews.ca/news/8142670/kite-surfer-dies-house-wind-florida-man/




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LakeArenal Aug 2021 #1

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Fri Aug 27, 2021, 09:40 PM

1. Cool dude. Still kicking it at 61.

Best to him on his new adventure.

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