icWales – Kite surf rescuer hung on for dear life

Another close call has been reported out of the UK. This time it was not only the kite surfer that was injured it was the women who tried to help her. Please anyone reading this, if you see a crashed kite surfer on the beach, etc please do not attempt to pick up the kite (unless you are sure you know what you are doing), you may be in for a big surprise.

Hopefully all is well with both surfer and would be rescuer.

Kite surf rescuer hung on for dear life Nov 8 2005

Abby Alford, South Wales Echo

A good Samaritan who raced to the aid of a stricken kite surfer sparked a major emergency when winds of up to 40mph blew both her and the kite away.

The 27-year-old was swept up and dragged and lifted for three quarters of a mile across the popular beauty spot of Rest Bay in Porthcawl.

Then, to the horror of her boyfriend, she dropped from the kite and landed on jagged rocks in the next beach along the coastline, leaving her with potentially serious injuries.

icWales – Kite surf rescuer hung on for dear life