A kite-flying festival in Hsinchu, Tawain, south of the capital of Taipei, nearly turned deadly and tragic when, in a sudden freak accident, a 3-year-old became ensnared in a long, billowing kite’s tail and thrown upward into the sky, where she remained for a half-minute as onlookers below watched with helpless horror.
No one has any idea how exactly the little girl became caught in the kite’s tail, or even how close she was to the kite when it grabbed her and took her for a terrifying ride. In all the child was airborne for about 30 seconds before the kite miraculously lowered her slowly and safely back to the ground.
Several stunning videos were taken of the incident and posted online.
By some miracle, the child only suffered a few minor injuries — a few abrasions on her face and neck. Wind speeds at the festival were said to be stronger than usual, between 32 to 38 miles per hour.