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Last Updated: Wednesday, 30 April, 2003, 09:07 GMT 10:07 UK
Wind puts kite-surfer in spin
Kite-surfer
The kite-surfer was later released from hospital

A kite-surfer is recovering after a gust of wind dragged him 150 feet out of the water and dumped him in the middle of a main road.

Phil Bridges, 35, was dragged up the beach at Poole Harbour, through some bushes, over a car, and finally crash-landed in Shore Road.

He had failed to release or collapse the strings which attached a kite to him to power his surfboard, and only stopped after hitting a wall.

He was taken to hospital with suspected head and spinal injuries but was later released.

A spokeswoman for Poole Coastguard said: "It looked to be quite bad - there was quite a lot of blood around."

Kite-surfing involves standing on a board while being pulled along by a large kite.





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