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KITE SURFER DIES AFTER SMASHING INTO CLIFF AT COMPTON

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A kite surfer in his 50s has tragically died after smashing into a cliff at Compton yesterday evening (Wednesday).

As previously reported by Island Echo, multiple emergency resources were mobilised to the scene off Military Road at around 17:00 following reports that a male had sustained serious injuries whilst kite surfing off the coast.

Despite the best efforts of everyone involved, the man was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Southampton General Hospital.

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The incident prompted a response from Coastguard Rescue 175 helicopter, the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, The Needles Coastguard Rescue Team, Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team, a Co-Responder, the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service and Yarmouth RNLI.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has this morning (Thursday) said:

“We were called at 5.38pm to an incident involving a kite surfer.

“A man in his 50s was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital and was later pronounced dead.

“We are not treating the death as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner”.

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Theresa Davies
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Theresa Davies

Heart goes out to his family. So sad

Michael cormason
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Michael cormason

Condolences to all of the family and you are in our prayers

Martin Ryde
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Martin Ryde

Very sad news. Condolences to his family and friends. Thanks again to all the emergency services who risk their own safety rescuing others..

Joe Bloggs
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Joe Bloggs

No need for facetious comments on an article like this.

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