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Kiteboarder catapulted over the beach in Irish tornado

16 November 2008 | 12:31 am

A kitesurfer sustained multiple broken bones, a Larchville resident was provided with temporary accommodation and a motorist had a miraculous escape from serious injury as a ‘mini tornado’ wreaked havoc in the city and county last Saturday.

A Tramore businessman, who had been kite surfing with four friends, was whipped into the air and catapulted up the beach, over a small promenade wall and smashed into the surround of skateboard park.

The man, who has not been named but who is known to be in his late 40s and married with a family, had been emerging from the water when the tornado struck.

The experienced kite surfer was removed by ambulance to Waterford Regional Hospital. Yesterday a hospital spokesperson described his condition as ‘stable.’

[Source: Waterford News & Star]

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