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 Ride Safe............Distance, Distance, Distance

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PostSubject: Ride Safe............Distance, Distance, Distance   Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:47 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-22153377



Poole kite surfer accident: Man blown into Shore Road beach building

The man fell on to some railings after being blown into a building on the promenade
A kite surfer was seriously injured when he was blown across a Dorset beach and into a building.

The man in his 30s came out of water at Shore Road beach, Poole, when a gust of wind caught his kite and dragged him 30m (100ft) to the promenade.

He hit a beach information sign, was lifted 3m and slammed into a building before falling on to railings and bins, witnesses said.

The man was airlifted to hospital following the incident on Sunday.

The RNLI described the incident, which happened at about 12:20 BST, as a "major rescue".

'Quick response'
Lifeguards found members of the public trying to help the man, who was unconscious but breathing.

They administered oxygen until a South Western Ambulance crew took over.

An ambulance spokesman said the man had a potentially "life-changing head injury".

A Coastguard helicopter landed on the beach and took the man to Southampton General Hospital.

Staff officer Peter Dawes said the lifeguards had responded quickly and provided the casualty "with the best possible care".

"We hope the gentleman makes a full recovery," he added.

There was a large volume of kite surfers in the sea at the time, the RNLI


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PostSubject: Re: Ride Safe............Distance, Distance, Distance   Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:37 pm

Hi Guys, Ive seen 2 very similar accidents on Llanelli beach due to dozy gits launching in front of the visitor centre "they were lucky, as just wrecked their kites", there is very little room on the beach and the wind is disturbed by the height of the building, If you come here just launch well away from the cafe and its all good.

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PostSubject: Re: Ride Safe............Distance, Distance, Distance   Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:21 pm

Never good to see an injury, hope the guy doesn't endure a 'life changing head injury' as suspected in the report. It does bring it home though, not to be complacent with safety. Because we experience many many hours without incident, it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking 'nothing can go wrong'.

I was scoffed at a little on the weekend after asking someone at Pembrey if there were any hazards I should be aware of, as it was my first time there. It's pretty obvious that there's little danger at that beach, but I always ask, just in case.
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PostSubject: Re: Ride Safe............Distance, Distance, Distance   Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:52 pm

It does have it's dagers....it is VERY shallow!
Easy to break bones in shallow waters....but yeh fairly safe beach...sad that people scoffed though!!??
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PostSubject: Re: Ride Safe............Distance, Distance, Distance   Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:42 pm

Also at Pembrey there is a giant rusty anchor near the estuary bit that is quite often only partially submerged. Paulie noticed it when we were there on Friday, nasty looking thing! He can also tell you about shallow water and dislocated shoulders Smile.
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