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Sean’s funeral

March 23, 2015 No Comments

Sean Sands funeral is on Monday 30th March, 3.15pm at Mintlyn Crematorium, Kings Lynn.

Dress code – wear whatever you feel comfortable in, whether it be shorts or a suit.

No flowers – instead collection for Hunstanton RNLI and Hunstanton Sailing Club

Afterwards at Hunstanton Sailing Club. The family would love it if you could print out and bring your pictures of Sean to the wake and write something about them on the back.


Incident on Saturday 7th March

March 8, 2015 No Comments

Official Hunstanton Sailing Club statement:

At approximately 3:30pm on Saturday 7th March, Sean Sands, a long standing Hunstanton Sailing Club member got into difficulty while kitesurfing in the sea at Hunstanton. Sean lost control of his kite and for reasons not known to us yet, was unable to trigger his emergency quick release. Fellow club members and kite surfers were immediately on the scene to try to help Sean and the RNLI were called straight away. Tragically, despite the best efforts of everyone including the RNLI, coastguard and the air ambulance Sean did not make it.

Sean was a hugely popular character and someone who made everyone feel like they were a close friend. Hunstanton Sailing Club have lost a true brother, a friend to so many and one of life’s genuinely effervescent characters. Our thoughts and condolences are with Sean’s family at this terrible time.