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  • loco4olas
    Wow Lukas, Extremely impressed that our NSW lifeguards are being so proactive-highly commendable. Matt Manly (Sydney, NSW, Australia) ... From: Hung Vu
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      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@...>; <kitesurf@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, December 17, 2004 7:39 PM
      Subject: [ksurf] Re: information request

      > Lukas,
      > 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
      > rescue...
      > Hung.
      > 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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      > >
      > >
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