In a hair-raising incident, a 3-year-old girl was lifted high into the air by a giant kite that she was flying during a kite festival in Taiwan. Media reports said the little girl was miraculously able to avoid an Icarus-like tragedy and sustained only minor injuries.
The video shows the girl holding on to the orange-coloured kite in the sky, as the strong winds made it fly to and fro.
Although the crowd beneath it moved along with the kite, preparing to catch the girl if she fell, it eventually came closer to the ground. Much to everyone's relief, the girl was finally pulled down by onlookers.
Incredible scenes today from Hsinchu, Taiwan, as a 3 year old girl was swept up into the air while holding a kite. The girl, miraculously, only suffered minor injuries. The video is now going viral on Chinese social media. pic.twitter.com/JIqpLqEwGY— Manya Koetse (@manyapan) August 30, 2020
Here you also see the start of the incident pic.twitter.com/wYEC3SHNhh— Manya Koetse (@manyapan) August 30, 2020