- Associated Press - Thursday, August 16, 2018

HAMBURG, N.Y. (AP) - Police in western New York say a man has died while kite surfing on Lake Erie.

Hamburg police say they responded to a town beach on Wednesday afternoon following reports of a kite surfer in distress. Police and lifeguards tried to rescue the man but wind took hold of his sail, pushing him out further into the water.

A town water rescue unit responded and recovered the man’s body.

It wasn’t clear whether the man had suffered a medical emergency before the rescue efforts.

His name was not immediately released.

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