Hampshire & Isle of Wight

'Land-surfer' dies after Portsmouth car park crash

A man has died after hitting a concrete post in Portsmouth while strapped to a skateboard.

The 26-year-old Lithuanian was injured while "land-surfing" in the car park of the D-Day Museum at Southsea on Sunday.

He was airlifted to Southampton hospital before being transferred to the neurological unit where he died on Monday evening, police said.

Land-surfing involves using a longer than normal skateboard, which the user often has their feet strapped to.

A Hampshire Police spokesman said: "A 26-year-old man has died following an incident in the car park of the D-Day Museum at Clarence Esplanade, Southsea.

"The Lithuanian man, who had been living in Oliver Road, Southsea, was skateboarding with two friends in the car park at around 6pm when he collided with a post and sustained severe head injuries.

"He was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital and transferred to the neurological unit where he died last night, his friends and family at his side."

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites