Taiwan: A video of a three-year-old girl who was stuck in the tail of a giant kite and was later rescued by the on-lookers, went viral on social media on Sunday. The girl, who was swept for more than 100 feet (30 metres) into the air, suffered only minor injuries, according to local reports.
The unidentified girl, taking part in a kite festival on Sunday near the Hsinchu City of Taiwan, became entangled in a giant, long-tailed orange kite and was hoisted off the ground by several metres.
After over 30 seconds of horror in air, the girl’s nightmare ended when she was pulled back to the ground by the crowd as the kite was brought back under control.
Identifying the girl solely by the surname Lin, local news reports said she surprisingly suffered only minor cuts.
The distress caused by the sight the near-disaster persuaded organisers to cut short the festival in Hsinchu city in northwestern Taiwan.
A Hsinchu city government official told media that a sudden gust of wind at the site, which is known for its strong winds, caused the kite’s tail to wrap around the child’s waist.