A 3-year-old girl flew 10s of meters into the air after becoming entangled in a kite tail at the Hsinchu City International Kite Festival today, August 30.
At around 3:40 pm the tail section of a large kite became wrapped around the body of the toddler in strong winds at the kite festival at the Nanliao Fishing Port.
The little girl was lifted into the air by the kite, which rose and fell wildly in the gusty conditions, tossing the girl around violently.
Witnesses screamed in shock and gathered around under the girl preparing to catch her.
The girl’s ordeal lasted for more than 30 seconds until the kite finally came down and people in the crowd were able to grab hold of the girl.
The girl suffered some slight cuts to her neck, and some neck and facial bruising, but was not seriously hurt, according to Apple Daily.
The Hsinchu City Government immediately suspended the kite festival, and have promised to implement a safety review.
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