I don't want to be sinister, but I counted last year 1 deadly kite accident in the Netherlands and 1 deadly kite accident in Belgium. It was all over the news.
The one in the Netherlands flew against a beach house and had a death-struggle of half an hour on the beach. When the ambulance was there, it was all over.
The one in Belgium was never on the water. He just wanted to practice with his kite on the beach, exactly where the greatest danger exists of course.
I think that indeed too many people start kiting without enough knowledge and practice.
It's a shame for the imago of the sport.