Boy Hospitalised After Hanging On To Kite And Plunging To The Ground
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A boy in Indonesia was hospitalised after he hung on to a kite and drifted up into the air, before plummeting to the ground below.
Footage shows the boy being carried high up into the air by the kite, until part of it snaps, sending him hurtling to the ground below, as onlookers scream in horror.
The incident took place at a high school in Pringsewu regency, Lampung, last Tuesday (1 December).
The Pringsewu Child Protection Agency confirmed that the 12-year-old fractured his arms in six places and had to have two operations, according to Coconuts Jakarta.
The publication reports that his 28-year-old brother, Acil, said the kite was being flown by another sibling.
He said: "The boy often hangs [onto the kite string]. But it ended up in an incident yesterday."
In August, a three-year-old girl in Taiwan was lifted up into the skies after a strong gust of wind propelled her upwards while holding on to a kite.
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The youngster was at a kite festival in Nanlioao when she was pulled into the air as she held on to a large orange kite.
Heart-stopping footage shows the girl being thrown around while a crowd of adults stand below attempting to reach up and grab her.
According to reports, the girl wasn't seriously hurt in the incident, which lasted for around 30 seconds before she was safely back on land.
The Hsinchu City Government suspended the festival and promised to launch a safety review, Taiwan English News reports.
Earlier in the same week, another little girl found herself in an equally terrifying situation after the inflatable unicorn she was sat on floated out to sea.
The four-year-old had been at the beach in the Greek town of Antirrio in the Gulf of Corith with her family when a powerful current carried her away; she was eventually rescued by a ferry about half a mile from the shore.
Shocking footage showed the girl calmly sat on the inflatable while the ferry approached - but the captain who rescued her said she wasn't as relaxed as she may have seemed.
Captain Grigoris Karnes told Protothema: "The little one was not calm. She was frozen from her fear because the current was very strong."
Speaking to the Greek City Times he said: "I put the ship in such a position so as not to affect the small inflatable. I placed it in such a way that the ship was not affected by ripples, because if the inflatable sank we would have serious problems."
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