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Death of my son

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Created by geordieboy 6 months ago, 17 Dec 2021
geordieboy
WA, 221 posts
17 Dec 2021 2:58AM
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It's with great sadness I have to announce the death of my son Alex
We were kiting in the harbour at ocean reef WA on Wednesday 15th
I don't have the answers to the main questions that everyone including myself wants to know how and what happened?
All I can say is he was lifted on to the old pier wall and suffered massive head injuries. I can only guess when I say I think he was turning too close to the wall and his kite got snagged then powered up and shot him forward
I would like to thank the guys that came to help me an d my son without you he probably would have died on the wall instead of a hospital bed with his family by his side

79Boarder
NSW, 92 posts
17 Dec 2021 8:39AM
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Mate, that is absolutely horrific. I can't even begin to understand what you must be going through. All the best to your family.
RIP.

NathanG
NSW, 130 posts
17 Dec 2021 8:47AM
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Am so sorry for your terrible loss. I hope in time you and your family can repair and reset. RIP a kiteboarder too young to leave us.

snalberski
WA, 844 posts
17 Dec 2021 7:37AM
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I am very saddend and affected to hear of your terrible loss at this time. Appropriate words are always hard find in this type of situation but you have my heart felt sympathy and support for absolutely anything you may need.

Phoney
NSW, 540 posts
17 Dec 2021 9:58AM
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That is beyond tragic. Im so sorry for yours and your families loss. I appreciate you letting us know as a timely reminder to be careful. How old was your son if you don't mind me asking?

ActionSportsWA
WA, 855 posts
17 Dec 2021 8:21AM
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Oh my god, this is horrific news. We at ASWA are so sorry to hear of your loss and offer our sincere condolences.
Such incredibly sad news, I imagine you are feeling quite numb and no words will help.
So very sorry.

Darren and the ASWA team

CH3MTR4IL5
WA, 561 posts
17 Dec 2021 8:39AM
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Love to your family and so sorry for your loss - thanks for sharing and hopefully helping others to stay safe.

ExSurfCentre
WA, 455 posts
17 Dec 2021 8:40AM
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So sorry to hear this mate. Our thoughts are with you.

tightlines
WA, 3411 posts
17 Dec 2021 9:40AM
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Tragic news, sincere condolences to you and your family.

geordieboy
WA, 221 posts
17 Dec 2021 9:47AM
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Phoney said..
That is beyond tragic. Im so sorry for yours and your families loss. I appreciate you letting us know as a timely reminder to be careful. How old was your son if you don't mind me asking?


Alex was 26

ThomasU
WA, 31 posts
17 Dec 2021 10:24AM
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Sincere condolences, cant even begin to imagine how you cope with such loss.

sonny2727
VIC, 143 posts
17 Dec 2021 1:29PM
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sad news...hope time will heal the pain

Plummet
4853 posts
17 Dec 2021 12:28PM
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Faaaaaaarrrrrrrrrk!
Guttered for your loss.

AquaPlow
QLD, 1039 posts
17 Dec 2021 3:26PM
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Geordieboy - echoing the above. I hope you can treasure the good times.
Best wishes for you and your family's through the grief.

Bran
WA, 8 posts
17 Dec 2021 2:43PM
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I was so saddened to hear this shocking news.
My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
CrazyFly Australia & New Zealand Team

LemonColly
WA, 13 posts
17 Dec 2021 3:02PM
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So unbelievably sad.. Words fail, but my sincere condolences to you and you family mate..

JoeMc
WA, 94 posts
17 Dec 2021 3:34PM
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Sincere condolences to you and your family. I hope remembering the good times kiting with your son will ease the pain.

Kamikuza
QLD, 6367 posts
17 Dec 2021 7:05PM
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So sorry to hear that. Condolences to you and yours...

Chris_M
2093 posts
17 Dec 2021 5:23PM
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Im really sorry to hear this tragic news. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

drsurf
NSW, 151 posts
17 Dec 2021 9:23PM
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So sorry to hear of your loss geordieboy. As much as we can pass on our sincere condolences here, I hope you are able to be supported where you live in such a time of grief. Take care and look after yourself and family.

dafish
NSW, 1607 posts
18 Dec 2021 7:11AM
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Our sincerest and deepest sympathies for your loss Geordieboy. I can't even imagine what you and your family must be going through. I hope you and your family and community find a way to heal your hearts from such a tragic event.

cauncy
WA, 8393 posts
18 Dec 2021 2:15PM
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Please accept my condolences eddy, I met your young bloke and had a yarn with him at the windfest
Same age as my young bloke, so I can't imagine how difficult things are atm,
So sorry mate, regards mick

Gateman
QLD, 408 posts
18 Dec 2021 5:11PM
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You have my and my family's sincere condolences Geordie ???? The first thing I did was show this thread to my 15 year old who kites with me and seems fearless, your sharing may help in saving another life.

timmybuddhadude
WA, 617 posts
18 Dec 2021 8:21PM
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Omg so sorry thats so wrong and terrible x

Dave Whettingsteel
WA, 1384 posts
19 Dec 2021 6:50PM
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That is so sad to hear. Deepest condolences to you and your family.

Leighbreeze
NSW, 516 posts
20 Dec 2021 3:42AM
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Arrrh so sorry for your loss mate.
I can feel your sadness.My beautiful wife lost her wonderful daughter at 4yrs.Always in her our thoughts.Love to you and your family.

COL
NSW, 544 posts
20 Dec 2021 11:59AM
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Gateman said..
You have my and my family's sincere condolences Geordie ???? The first thing I did was show this thread to my 15 year old who kites with me and seems fearless, your sharing may help in saving another life.


This is so terribly sad to hear Geordie, I'm so sorry for your loss. Though I do thankyou for sharing in this time of such grief. I also have a 16 yo that I'll be reminding of the dangers. Though we kitesurfers are all aware, no matter our level of experience, things can spin out of control in an instant. Stay safe all

horey69
QLD, 471 posts
20 Dec 2021 9:16PM
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Words can only do so much, but know every kitesurfer that reads this post will be having a cold one for your young fella. On behalf of the the Slingshot Australia family please except our deepest condolences.
Grant

bramber
VIC, 128 posts
21 Dec 2021 12:34PM
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It totally breaks my heart to read this, as a father of a young son. I can only imagine the pain and grief you and your family must be going through right now. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Much love. The feeling of separation must be hard but I'm sure he's out there looking out for you and waiting to meet you again one day.

davinchi
WA, 29 posts
21 Dec 2021 5:47PM
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Terrible news... Condolences to you and your family.

manlykiter
NSW, 66 posts
21 Dec 2021 8:28PM
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So sorry to hear, can't imagine what you must be going through



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