Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Kite Surfer at Rossnowlagh killed

A kite sufer at Rossnowlagh was killed when strong winds lifted him and threw him on the rocks:
http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/1124/donegal.html

A kite-surfer in his mId-20s was swept to his death this afternoon on jagged rocks at Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal.
He was one of a group of students from Letterkenny IT and was from the Co Cavan village of Milltown, which is located between Belturbet and Ballyconnell.
The tragedy happened about 2.30pm when the young man was suddenly lifted by the kite from the water and carried by a strong wind into the rocks.
An elderly priest from the nearby Franciscan Friary administered the last rites.
The wind was so strong that the priest was blown off his feet and also smashed against the rocks, suffering an injured elbow.
A local resident said: 'The sea was really turbulent and there were gale-force gusts of wind.' ...

1 comment:

Mick T. said...

More details from the Irish Times:
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2009/1125/1224259395632.html