Girl yanked violently into sky, scene filled with shouting
By: Sylvia Teng , Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A three-year-old girl was pulled violently into the sky by a large kite after a strong gust hit Hsinchu's Nanliao Harbor on Sunday (Aug. 30).
The 2020 International Kite Festival kicked off this weekend in Hsinchu, a northwestern city famous for its high winds. The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon when a kite with a long tail was accidentally sent flying by a sudden gust.
A three-year-old girl surnamed Lin, whose torso had somehow become entangled in one end of the kite, was instantly pulled into the sky along with it.
Based on footage shared on social media, the girl appears to have swung violently in the air for several seconds before someone pulled the kite to the ground. A group of people then managed to catch the girl when she fell, and the scene was filled with shouting.
The girl only suffered mild scratches to her face and neck. Accompanied by her mother, she was immediately sent to the hospital by event staffers. [FULL STORY]