THESE are a primary photos of a kitesurfer who tragically died on a Devon shore as Storm Erik smashed Britain.
Ben Witts was airlifted to sanatorium from Saunton Sands shore on Saturday however sadly could not be saved.
He was a third sold chairman to die after Storm Erik barrelled into a UK bringing winds of 84mph.
His sad girlfriend, Cheylee Howson, wrote on Fb she “did all a pieces we competence to yank him out of a H2O and support him progressing than a paramedics arrived”.
Ben was an learned kitesurfer and clergyman – he ran a college formed mostly on a seashore.
Cheylee added: “Thanks, from a underside of my coronary heart, to a glorious folks on Saunton shore who rushed to support me.
“Ben, we like we so really a lot and skip we most more.
“You had been all a pieces I’ve ever dreamed of and what we had was unimaginable.
“Nothing will ever be a matching with out we right here. we skip your impertinent grin and a best approach we settled ‘I like you’ to me and realizing we am by no means going to be in your arms once some-more hurts like 0 we can clarify.”
West kiteboarding wrote: “As a few of chances are you’ll already know Ben Witts, renter and clergyman of North Devon kitesurfing faculty, WhatSUP clergyman and prior WEST staff supplement sadly died yesterday during Saunton Seashore.
“Our ideas are together with his household. He was a obvious member of a North Devon kitesurfing area and he competence be sadly missed.”
Storm Erik smashed a UK with rarely effective gusts of as most as 80mph, inflicting 3 deaths and tour chaos.
In west Wales, a giant tree fell on a country travel and collided with a van, tragically murdering a chairman inside on Friday.
And an huge tree weighing a series of tonnes dejected an Alfa Romeo carrying a chairman since it trafficked alongside a A384 during Buckfastleigh, Devon.
The 50-year-old, from Totnes, postulated lethal accidents and was conspicuous routine on a scene, since a delicate motorist of a Hyundai miraculously transient with only teenager accidents.
We sensitive of a second British Airways passengers screamed as gale energy winds via Storm Erik pressured a commander to cancel a touchdown.
Frightened flyers had been clearly jarred adult since a jet attempted to a hold down during Heathrow on Friday, as strong winds assembled up.
The Met Workplace issued yellow meridian warnings for strong gales since the storm lashed a UK.
Met Workplace forecaster Sophie Yeomans stated: “The week will get off to a cold begin, with ice warnings in Northern Scotland as temperatures drop underneath zero.
“We contingency always see some cold meridian via Northern Eire and components of England and Wales.”
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