Kite Surfer Dies After Sudden Winds Slam Him Into A Fort Lauderdale Beach Home
“A weather advisory was issued in Broward County just minutes before the incident.”
A 61-year-old man named Fred Salter died on Wednesday while kite surfing in Fort Lauderdale Beach.
An unexpected gust of wind swept salter out of the water and into the second story of a house on the beach. He was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, where he was later pronounced dead.
According to WSVN:
Surveillance footage showed Salter trying to fight the gust and control the kite, but the wind proved to be too powerful. His kite got caught in the burst of wind, dragged him along the sand and sent him flying into the air.
“He was attempting to kitesurf in the ocean behind the address here, actually, just two doors down, when strong winds came into the area unexpectedly, and he was not able to release from the kite in a timely manner,” said Fort Lauderdale Fire Chief Stephen Gollan. “So we went from relatively calm conditions to extremely dangerous conditions in a short period of time.”
Our thought and prayers go out to Salter’s loved ones.
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