February 06, 2018 1 min read 2 Comments

A British tourist named Keith Alexander Murray (53), died from a kitesurfing accident around Bintan Beach Spa Villa, Trikora Beach, Bintan Island Indonesia, on Saturday, February, 2nd 2018. 

The incident occurred when the victim allegedly lost control due to strong winds and waves. Keith was then thrown into the air and fell to a stone around the beach location.

"It happened yesterday afternoon, the info I heard from friends at the scene, he hit the rock while kitesurfing," said a source who asked his name was not written on Sunday (February, 4th).

From the source's information, the victim was taken to the nearest health center for medical help. "At that time, the victim was still alive. He died after being referred to the RSUP Tanjungpinang, possibly due to the severe wound," he explained.

Related to the death of this foreign national, the local police have not released official information about the cause of death of the victim. Kijang Police Chief, AKP Dunot Gurning, who was confirmed to have not had time to provide information states,
"I am still in Lagoi (one of the tourist attractions in Bintan)," he concluded.

Source: Reporter: Novel M Sinaga - Original Article: https://daerah.sindonews.com/read/1279332/194/kecelakaan-saat-kitesurfing-di-pantai-trikora-turis-inggris-tewas-1517746949

2 Responses


August 10, 2018

Hi Kirstin, this is not the same Keith, he was a great friend, born in Bonyrigg and ex Royal Air Force.


July 26, 2018

I am just wondering if you could help. I was goggling an old friend’s name Keith Alexander Murray. This article came up he was 53 the same age as my friend. Can you tell me if you know if he served in the Navy and was from Kilsyth, Scotland? Or do you have a picture on file prior to the accident?

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