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19th Aug 2008, 14:57
Caught On Tape: Wind Blows Kite Surfer Into Building - Florida Caught On Camera Fort Lauderdale Fay (http://www.wkrg.com/hurricane/article/caught_on_tape_wind_blows_kite_surfer_into_building/17014/)

This intrepid kite surfer is expected to make a full recovery, which may hurt his chances in the end of the competition. His mates said “perhaps a quick check of the general direction of the wind would have been a prudent first step, before strapping in.” There’s always next time…

Indeed Tropical Storm Fay has provided us with something more interesting than the usual young cub reporters mugging in front of the camera, whilst being blown about and pelted with the usual assortment of sea shells and kelp. One can only imagine what cunning stunts they would come up with if a volcano suddenly presented off shore. Until then, God Bless all the “Silly People” and "Cub Reporters" for making our lives so complete.

Perplexed and Vexed
In Pompano Beach, Fl.

19th Aug 2008, 15:48
KFLL.... FM1500 18030G40KT 6SM -RA BR BKN020CB OVC040

Thought there was supposed to be a minor hurricane down there today AC. That's only a forecast for a blustery day in the 100 acre wood. :p

Charlie Hotel Xray
19th Aug 2008, 16:37
Ouch! He is not a contender for the Darwin awards though, his genes are still in the pool...

19th Aug 2008, 16:49
Fort Lauderdale kite surfer in critical condition

By MACOLLVIE JEAN-FRANCOIS | South Florida Sun-Sentinel
10:38 AM EDT, August 19, 2008

FORT LAUDERDALE - A kite surfer remained in critical condition at Broward General Medical Center today after he took on the winds of Tropical Storm Fay and lost.

Kevin Kearney's accident was caught on tape by a television news crew reporting on Fort Lauderdale Beach Monday evening.

"The wind was whipping around, picking him up and dragging him around," said Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Division Chief Lois Bowman. She said the kite surfer hit the sand, then got picked up and blown out of camera range. She did not say what happened after, but emergency workers brought him to the hospital, where he was listed in critical condition this morning.

"Is there a lesson here?" Bowman said. "Whenever there's a storm warning, use common sense." She said warnings about storm conditions need to be taken seriously.

19th Aug 2008, 18:17
Well he is called Kevin, we don't let Kevins near anything around here!

19th Aug 2008, 22:56
Tropical Storm Fay is upgraded to Hurricane Kevin and "is that a Stunt Kite" asked the Reverend Spooner.