Girlfriend pays tribute to kitesurfer who died in Saunton
The female friend of a kitesurfer who died in robust winds has mentioned she is “absolutely devastated” through his demise.
Ben Witts used to be kitesurfing at Saunton Sands close to Bideford in north Devon on Saturday when he used to be fatally injured.
His female friend Cheylee Howson, who mentioned she pulled Mr Witts from the ocean, thanked other people who had “rushed to help me”.
Mr Witts used to be an skilled trainer and proprietor of Saunton-based North Devon Kitesurfing.
He used to be pulled from the ocean at about 11:00 GMT and brought to North Devon District Hospital through air ambulance, however used to be showed lifeless later.
Writing on Facebook, Ms Howson mentioned: “I did the entirety I may just to pull him out of the water and lend a hand him prior to the paramedics arrived.
“Thank you, from the ground of my middle, to the fantastic other people on Saunton seashore who rushed to lend a hand me.”
She mentioned that Mr Witts used to be “the entirety I have ever dreamed of and what we had used to be implausible”.
“Nothing will ever be the similar with out you right here… and figuring out I am by no means going to be in your hands once more hurts like not anything I will provide an explanation for,” Ms Howson added.
Mr Witts were kitesurfing for approximately 5 years, in accordance to pals.
Phil Parry of West Kiteboarding, mentioned his “thoughts are with his family” and Mr Witts could be “sadly missed”.
“He lived for the sport and it had always been his dream to have a kitesurfing school,” Mr Parry mentioned.
“He had achieved that and he was very excited about the season and pushing his business.”
Angela Calver mentioned his demise used to be “tragic news” and Mr Witts used to be a “such a lovely person”.
Police have passed a record to the coroner.