Boy Sweeps into the Air after Getting Tangled from Kite Strings

Boy Sweeps into the Air after Getting Tangled from Kite Strings

Boy Sweeps into the Air after Getting Tangled from Kite Strings
Photo: Daily Mail UK

A video went viral in Indo social media platforms about a boy getting swept  up into the air by a kite. He went up more than 30 feet from the ground as horrified onlookers witnessed the event.

Coconuts Jakarta reported that the boy, 12, broke his bones in the ensuing fall. But the boy is already recovering after undergoing 2 surgical procedures.

The viral video shows the boy lifted into the air after getting tangled in the strings of a dragon kite. The strings later on snapped, sending him downwards in a field near a local high school in Pringsewu regency, Lampung.

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Identified as IR, he sustained fractures in 6 places on both his arms after the fall. Residents immediately brought him to a nearby hospital for his broken arm.

IR’s brother narrated he was flying a dragon kite, 3 times bigger than his size. “The boy often hangs [unto the kite string]. But it ended up in an incident yesterday,” IR’s brother said.

Boy Sweeps into the Air after Getting Tangled from Kite Strings
Photo: Daily Mail UK

Local authorities warned residents to allow kids flying a kite of an appropriate size. 

However, this is not the first incident in the country. A boy, 14, sustained injuires last September aftering entangling in a kite string. 

He was later lifted into the air some 11 feet in Yogyakarta’s Bantul regency. The kite then snapped, sending him unto the ground that fractured his groin.