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Florida kite surfer killed: High winds slam man into a house


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida kite surfer has died after a strong wind picked the man off the ground, carried him 400 feet and slammed him into the second floor of a house on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Fire Rescue officials said the kite surfer hadn’t even gotten into the water Wednesday when a strong wind lifted him into the air and into the house. The victim’s name has not been released. In the sport, participants usually hook a large kite to a body harness and then put their feet into straps attached to a surfboard, using hte kite to pull them through the water. 

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