FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a kite surfer was hospitalized after crashing into a building near a Florida beach.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that 56-year-old Peter James Vasiliades had been kite surfing in Flagler Beach earlier this week when heavy winds caused him to hit a downspout at High Tides at Snack Jacks. He then slammed into an adjacent building and fell down a flight of stairs.

Vasiliades was airlifted to a Daytona Beach Hospital. His kite was found tangled in nearby powerlines.

The man's condition was unavailable Friday.

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Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com