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.