Tributes to kite surfer who died after getting into difficulty off a crowded beach
Tributes have been paid to a kite surfer who has died after getting into difficulty off a crowded beach in Norfolk.
Sean Sands, who was in his 40s, died after the incident off Hunstanton beach at about 3.30pm on Saturday.
The beach was full of families and watersports enthusiasts enjoying the warmest day of the year so far.
Mr Sands was a long-standing member of Hunstanton Sailing Club, which issued a statement saying he had lost control of his kite and was unable to trigger his emergency quick release.
The East Anglian Air Ambulance dispatched a team to the beach and airlifted him to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn.
The flag is flying half-mast outside the sailing club.
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