Duxbury: ‘Kite Boarder’ injured while trying to launch

A 34 year old man was taken to South Shore Hospital on Friday morning after suffering serious injuries in Duxbury as he was preparing to go kite boarding by the Powder Point Bridge around 11:00.

As the man was attempting his launch, wind gusts apparently picked up, sending him 30 feet into the air, where he crashed down into the parking lot.

“Then a second gust propelled him back into the air where he struck a lifeguard tower that’s being stored here in the lot, and he came to the ground pretty violently and his kite and gear became entangled in a power line,” said Police Chief Matt Clancy said

Chief Clancy said he believes “Kite Boarding” is a fairly new trend in this area.

“It does go on pretty typically in this area, as I’ve had some conversations with the harbormaster today. He’s had concerns with that activity on very windy days, and he’s aired those concerns previously, and I think that maybe as a result of the events today, that there might be some new regulations regarding it here,” said Clancy.

Clancy said that, while the man suffered serious injuries, he is fortunate that he didn’t become more tangled in the power lines, and get electrocuted.

The man’s name and condition have not been released.

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Steven Dodrill left the WATD news team in 2013. "Follow" him on Twitter At Franklin Pierce, Steven worked to introduce new forms of media like YouTube, and Twitter to the Franklin Pierce community.  Steven graduated Cum Laude and with honors in Mass Communication from Franklin Pierce University in May of 2009. Steven focused his education and experience in New Hampshire around sports broadcasting, digital media, broadcast journalism, news, media production, and political reporting. "Like" him on Facebook Dodrill also interned with the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League during the summer of 2007, and most recently in the spring of 2009 he completed an internship in the newsroom at WMUR-TV in Manchester, NH.