Footage shows a girl, 3, in Taiwan being lifted high into the air after becoming entangled in the strings of a kite. The unidentified girl was taking part in a kite festival on Sunday in the seaside town of Nanliao when she was hoisted several metres into the air by the giant, long-tailed orange kite.
The crowd’s cheers at the kite first taking flight soon turn to screams of horror when the end of the kite’s long tail follows — with the little girl caught up and soaring with it.
The girl, said to weigh just 28 pounds, was repeatedly tossed around, according to The Sun, which cited local reports that she went as high as 100 feet in the air.
She spent at least 30 seconds being tossed around in the air before finally being lowered close enough for a group of festival-goers to pull her to safety.