Injured kitesurfer shown on video is no longer at hospital

Full story: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The kitesurfer injured when a wind gust from Tropical Storm Fay swept him into the air and against a building on Fort Lauderdale beach is no longer hospitalized, officials said Thursday.

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Nick

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Aug 22, 2008
 
I'm glad he's getting better.
stinky

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Aug 22, 2008
 
Somebody should sue him... this fool cost us taxpayers money.
Fool watcher

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Aug 22, 2008
 
What a fool!
Kite Flies a Big Dummy

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Aug 22, 2008
 
He should be nominated for the 2008 Darwin Awards.
Unreal

Longwood, FL

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Aug 22, 2008
 
Oh well if you are that stupid to do out in a storm you have it coming.
A Firemans Sis

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#12
Aug 22, 2008
 
Maybe he left the hospital AMA (against medical advice). He was only upgraded to "serious" yesterday and now he is MIA.
Hope he is recovering at another facility because no one should leave the hospital in "serious" condition.
Hmmmmmmm
He is probably still in BGMC but they could not handle the call volume with idiots calling to ask him how he felt smacking into the Oasis Restaurant.
Yeah right

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Aug 22, 2008
 
stinky wrote:
Somebody should sue him... this fool cost us taxpayers money.
Not to mention putting peoples lives in danger.
Allison

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Aug 22, 2008
 
I bet he didn't have health insurance ... and then they told him what his bill would be - and he left.

Since: Apr 08

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Aug 22, 2008
 
He's ok. He hit the building head first. After several X-rays and a cat scan, the hospital determined he had NO brain so there was no risk of brain damage. He has gone home to play with his colored wooden blocks.
A Firemans Sis

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Aug 22, 2008
 
Allison wrote:
I bet he didn't have health insurance ... and then they told him what his bill would be - and he left.
In the first place, you have NO idea what you are even talking about. BGMC is a tax~assist funded facility as part of the North Broward Hospital District. If a patient does not have health insurance....WE the taxpayers pay the bill. The physicians are paid through a program called FFS (Fee For Service). The doctor gets about $55.00 per visit (which is peanuts for a patient in critical condition in a ICU bed).
So........No, he did not leave because of his balance to BGMC.
Gloom and Doom

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Aug 22, 2008
 
Most likely Kearney will keep a low profile and not let himself be interviewed because he looked like the dumbest bunny on the face of the planet in that video. He's lucky he didn't kill himself. He may even change his name.

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