A kitesurfer has died after being caught in a squall along Hayling sea front in Hampshire. Full report from RNLI below.
A kite surfer from Sussex was back on the waves today - ten months after the stunt that nearly killed him.
Lewis Crathern was placed in a medically induced coma when his kite stalled in competition in South Africa. But he's since recovered to come second in the world tour, level on points with the winner!
And, as Andy Dickenson reports, he's hoping to end the year on another high.
Four hundred and twenty-three kitesurfers out on the water in Hampshire today have broken the world record for the Largest Parade of Kitesurfers.
They beat the previous record of 416 kitesurfers set in Cape Town, South Africa.
Today's successful record breaking attempt took place at Hayling Island, and was organised by the Virgin Kitesurfing Armada. The new title was verified by Guinness World Records.
The team behind an attempt to break the world record for the largest parade of kitesurfers over a one-mile course are appealing for more people to take part at the event on Hayling Island on Sunday 19th June. The record to beat is the South African Virgin Kitesurfing Armada, with a total of 415 kiters, which was set in Cape Town earlier this year.
The attempt is one of several activities taking part at the kitesurfing festival in Hampshire this weekend. The organisers are hoping to attract as many as 500 kitesurfers to the beach on Hayling Island at noon on Sunday. Here's their video invitation:
The people featuring in the video invite are Dan Charlish, Event Director, Virgin Kitesurfing Armada; Sam Light - British Champion and Triple S Champion; Steph Bridge - five-time Kite World Champion and current European Race titleholder; and Lewis Crathern - the 4 times British Champion.