The Independent has reported that a camper has died this month whilst putting his tent away in a freak incident caused by high winds.

61 year old Erik Larsen Fjordvald was taking part in a motorcycle event on 10 August at a camping ground in the north-west district of Thy on when the tragedy occurred.

He had been on the camping trip from his home, believed to be in Filskov, in the centre of the country, to take part in a motorbiking event.

The storm moved in and, as the winds picked up, he was hit in the neck by the peg which had been released from a guyline.

Mr Fjordvald, who immediately fell unconscious, was airlifted from the campsite by helicopter and taken to a nearby hospital.  Unfortunately he never regained consciousness and died a few days later.

Thy Traef is Denmark’s biggest motorcycle rally attracting more than 5,000 bikers for three days of events, demonstrations and music. It has been running for more than 20 years and is expected to continue.

I’m sure CIB readers will join me in sending condolences to Mr. Fjordvald’s family.

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