Kite surfer saved off Sharpes Beach

A KITE surfer was saved from drowning off Sharpes Beach at 5pm Sunday in blustery conditions.

The 40-year-old kite surfer lost his board and was seen floating about 400m out to sea, off Flat Rock.

A kayaker paddled out to help before the Far North Coast Jet Rescue Boat arrived on the scene.

Surf Lifesaving Far North Coast emergency services co-ordinator Jimmy Keough said a southerly 25 knot wind hampered the rescue.

"He was still attached to his kite which acted as a tail and pushed him out to sea in a northerly direction," Mr Keough said.

The man's kite board is still missing and anyone who finds it is asked to phone police.



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