Kite surfer rescued from tree after strong gusts

A kite surfer had to be rescued from a tree by emergency services after he was blown off course over Poole, Dorset.

Seemingly, strong gusts blew him off course and into the 60ft tree. The coastguard was tasked along with crews from the fire and ambulance service.

He was treated by paramedics but his injuries are not thought to be serious.

“We were called to a report of a kite surfer injured after being caught by a gust of wind off Whitley Lake and blown into a tree off Haven Road,” says a spokesperson for Poole Coastguard Rescue Team.

“We were tasked to assist the ambulance service in treating the casualty and safely transferring him, the casualty, to the ambulance.”

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue proceeded to bring down the wing of the kite surfer, so it didn’t pose a danger if blown out of the tree at a later date.

Images courtesy of Poole Coastguard Rescue Team.

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One response to “Kite surfer rescued from tree after strong gusts”

  1. Pete Green says:

    Wow. That’s not something you see everyday!