At a kite festival in Taiwan yesterday, a 3-year-old girl was accidentally swooped high into the air caught in a huge kite's tail. She was flying for around 30 seconds before she fortunately was brought down to terra firma. From CNN:
She was immediately rushed to the hospital with her mother and festival staffers, but miraculously only suffered minor injuries with abrasions to her face and neck, according to Taiwan's government-run Central News Agency. She has since been discharged and is home with her family.
In a statement on Facebook, Hsinchu Mayor Lin Chih-chien apologized for the incident, and said the festival was immediately suspended to ensure attendees' safety.
"We will review the circumstances to prevent accidents like this from happening again, and hold people accountable," he said.