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Fatal Kite Surfing Incident in East End, 28 December

28th December, 2018 Police Headlines

Just after 1PM yesterday, 27 December, police and other emergency personnel were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a location off Austin Connolly Drive in East End, where it  was reported that a man was kite surfing and was swept away by the wind, which caused him to collided into a building. The man sustained critical injuries to his body.


EMS transported the man to the hospital for treatment where he later succumbed to his injuries. The man is identified as 63-year-old Thomas Downer from the United States. The family of the deceased have been notified and the RCIPS extends condolences to his friends and family.