Kitesurfer killed on Tarifa beach
A kitesurfer died from a fall on Los Lances beach in Tarifa.
A kitesurfer died this afternoon, Tuesday, October 26, in Tarifa following a fall while training, according to a report from Europa Sur.
Emergency services 112 received the first call a few minutes before 7:00 p.m. in which help was requested for a kitesurfer who had hit his head on the Playa Los Lances (Los Lances beach). Immediately, the coordination center sprang into action and activated the local health services, the local police and the Guardia Civil.
Guardia Civil sources have confirmed the kitesurfer’s death, however, no further information has been released on the circumstances in which the events occurred.
Emergency services 112 only explained that the event took place a few minutes before 7:00 p.m. today – reconfirming that the first call was received on the emergency number 112, asking for help with a kitesurfer who had hit his head after falling while sailing in the waters of Los Lances beach, in Tarifa.
The beach is located about 3 km from Tarifa towards Cadiz between the Rio Jara campsite and the Dos Mares hotel. It has easy access with different entrances from the national road, with free parking, with beach bars (Agua and Waves), hotels (Dos Mares and Arte Vida) and campsites (Rio Jara and Tarifa).
Los Lances is one of the widest spots in Tarifeños for the practice of kitesurfing, frequented by schools and riders to have a clear sandy beach with a width of 100 meters and a length of about 3 kilometers .
This space is divided into independent kitesurfing areas and an area for the exclusive use of official schools in the region.
Earlier in September, 60 junior rippers from 14 nationalities competed against each other in Tarifa at an event hosted by the Spanish Kitesurf League.
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