(CHENEY, Kan.) — "It's the joy of being pulled across the water," kiteboarder Wes Jenkins says. "I can have a really bad day, and I go out and kite and I don't think about anything else."
There's a small group of Kansans that enjoys the thrill...the challenge...the danger.
"It can be very dangerous if you get in the wrong situation," Jenkins says. "You're fighting Mother Nature, and Mother Nature always wins."
Something went very wrong Saturday when a Wichita man kiteboarding at Cheney Lake ended up dead. He was out enjoying the sport with several others including Wes Jenkins, who helped launch him launch for what turned out to be the last time.
"I was actually the last person to talk to him," Jenkins says. "He had a big smile on his face. He was ready to go."