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Death of experienced windsurfer a tragic accident, coroner says

The death of a Queenstown woman while windsurfing on Lake Wakatipu this year was a "tragic accident", Otago Southland Regional coroner David Crerar has found. In his formal findings released at the weekend, Mr Crerar said office worker Judith Kaye Green (51) died at Woolshed Bay on February 16 after she fell from her board.

Rotorua Daily Post : Windsurfer stranded in cold lake

An overdue windsurfer became stranded in the cold waters of Lake Rotorua after running out of energy - sparking a rescue operation involving a helicopter and Coastguard. The Rotorua man, who went windsurfing on the lake late yesterday morning, was reported missing by his family when he failed to return home on time.

Detective Sergeant John Wilson told The Daily Post the man was experienced but had not been windsurfing for a few years.

Windsurfing death a tragic accident
"The exact mechanics" resulting in the death of a Queenstown woman in February were "always going to be a mystery", coroner David Crerar said during an inquest in Queenstown yesterday. Judith Kaye Green (51), an office worker, was found on the beach at Woolshed Bay, near the Jardine farm on the Kingston road section of State Highway 6, on February 16.

Windsurfing death to remain a mystery.
The tragic death of avid sportswoman Jude Green while windsurfing on Lake Wakatipu would remain a mystery, coroner David Crerar said yesterday. Ms Green's body was found alongside her windsurfer on the beach at Homestead Bay on February 16. Abrasions to her eye and nose suggested she had been struck by the mast or boom of her windsurfer and lost consciousness, causing her to drown, he said. "But just exactly how that happened, we won't know," Mr Crerar said.

'Seriously good' windsurfer dies

An accomplished Queenstown windsurfer was found dead in Lake Wakatipu on Saturday evening, after apparently getting into difficulty while out sailing. Judith Kaye Green's body was found close to shore by another windsurfer at about 7.15pm, Sergeant Brian Cameron of Queenstown police said. It appeared the 51-year-old had had an accident while on the lake and drowned, he said. Ms Green was yesterday described by friend and fellow windsurfer Sue Bradley as "an incredibly strong windsurfer''. More

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