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Kite boarder killed near Nelson

Kite boarder killed near Nelson.

24/12/2010
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Nelson police are investigating the tragic death of a 35 year old Tahunanui man north of the city at about 4pm today.

Sergeant Shane Miles said, “The man was kite boarding near Wakapuaka when an extreme wind gust lifted him high off the ground. He then came into contact with trees and the ground before coming to rest some distance away in farm land.”

Police, ambulance and fire attended but the man was dead on their arrival.

The man’s wife who was present at the time of the accident is being supported by family and victim support.

The death has been reported to the coroner and any witnesses to the accident are encouraged to contact police.

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