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« on: December 09, 2012, 12:47 PM »

Not a kite boarding incident this time....or any sort of man lifting accident...

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/363430/Freak-kite-accident-leaves-Scottish-teenager-partially-paralysed

reading the article it sounds like it was a sport kite...but there is not many details in there.....
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 01:00 PM »

Yikes .... if it was indeed a spar from a dual-liner (?), it's really a freak accident. Can't find any more information. Hope he makes a full recovery ...
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2012, 01:16 PM »

This is crazy. And people wonder why we're all so worried about having limited space at festivals. I hope he gets better soon. So young (ok, I'm not super old either, but still). My thoughts are out to him and his family.
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2012, 02:06 PM »

Sport kite accidents do happen.

Last August at WSIKF I was leading a group of six with my wife Lynn to my left.  We were all ready to launch when a flier behind us was not far enough behind us and his Rev came screaming down, hit me in the head and hit Lynn as well.  The flier pulled back at that time, pulling Lynn to the ground backwards, twisting her left knee back under her in the process.
All seemed OK at the time, but a couple of days later her knee became painful.

Long story short, after weeks of pain when walking, she was given stretching exercises which after several weeks made her knee so bad she could hardly walk or sleep.  She was then sent to a doctor who specializes in sports medicine, knees, hips and shoulders, who found that she has osteoarthritis which was aggravated by the accident, and further aggravated by the exercises.    A shot of cortisone and many ice packs later her knee is much better, nearly like new.

We pray that the young man in Australia comes out of this OK.

We must all be very careful when we are flying.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2012, 02:59 PM »

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/15584095/teen-on-life-support-after-freak-accident/
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2012, 03:23 PM »



Thanks for the news update. Hope he has a full recovery.

Strange accident, but a good cautionary story for all kite flyers.
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