Re: [ksurf] Re: information request
- Wow Lukas,
Extremely impressed that our NSW lifeguards are being so proactive-highly
Manly (Sydney, NSW, Australia)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Hung Vu" <hungvu2000@...>
To: <lukas.van.zwieten@...>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, December 17, 2004 7:39 PM
Subject: [ksurf] Re: information request
> Whenever there is a distress in kiting, go and grab the kite first as it
> is the source of power and problem. Never grab the lines, the bar or
> anything else. Grab the kite, remove the lines from it, deflate it,
> fold it before doing anything else. Lifeguards in popular kiting area
> should start carrying hook knife to cut lines to free up tangle kiters
> and people. Lifeguard in popular kiting area should be familiar with
> kite anatomy and understand where are the front lines, back lines, how
> to connect and disconnect the lines from the kite.
> It's a bigger problem when the kite is still in the air, in that case,
> just cut 1 line (one of the front line for inflatable kites). If there
> are 2 lifeguards, one should grab the kiter in distress (to add more
> weight) and the other one to cut the line (front line) immediately.
> Once the kite is tamed, the rest should be the same as in any other
> lukas.van.zwieten@... wrote:
> >G'day....great webpage on Kitesurfing!!!!!!!!!
> >I am a lifeguard at a beach called Lennox Head in NSW, Australia. As you
> >would imaging, kitesurfing has become very popular there. I am attempting
> >to compile some information for other lifeguards on how to assist
> >kitesurfers in trouble (we have inflatable power boats and boards for
> >rescue), how to release a kitesurfer who may be tangled, spinal injury
> >etc, and how to prevent injury to swimmers if there is an out-of control
> >kite or grounded kite in a Patrolled area.
> >any information, web links etc would be much appreciated.
> >Lukas Van Zwieten
> >Club Vice Captain. Lennox head
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