Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Farewell to Strand kitesurfer

By Odette Ismail
25 October 2006

Kitesurfers have said goodbye to their colleague at a seaside ceremony at the Strand.

Pierre Nel died last week while kite-surfing in fierce winds off Macassar on the False Bay coast-line.

Members of the Strand Kitesurfing fraternity used their huge kites to form a circle on the beach, in which they stood and held a minute of silence.

Nel’s fiancée, Roslyn Burger told the Cape Argus as looking out to sea that Nel loved being there.

His kite had dragged him for a distance across the water while still being in the air. Friends thought that Nel drowned, but an autopsy revealed that he had in fact died of a heart attack.

Burger also added that she was very shocked, because instead of planning to get married, she has to plan a funeral instead


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