Peekskill man killed in weekend kitesurfing accident

A fun outing on the Long Island Sound turned tragic when a Peekskill man was killed on his kite-powered surfboard.

The search for Stoli Popow, 48, began after someone called 911 to report a kite surfer was having trouble in the water. Rescue crews searched the waters Saturday but only recovered the parachute Popow used to power his surfboard. Finally on Sunday, rescue workers were able to recover Popow's body in the Long Island Sound off the coast of Connecticut.

Witnesses say they are not sure what kind of trouble Popow ran into because the water wasn't that rough. But the Coast Guard says going into the Long Island Sound this time of year is a dangerous proposition.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."