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PARENTS BEWARE: 3-year-old girl gets lifted to sky after getting caught on kite [SEE IT]

Shocking footage taken by onlookers shows a young girl being whisked away at least 100 feet after getting caught in a giant kite.

New York Post reports that the incident happened Sunday at the 2020 International Kite Festival in Nanlioao, Tawain. The 3-year-old, Lin, reportedly weighs around 28 pounds and somehow got entangled in a large, orange-tailed kite.

Lin was in the air for around 30 seconds before the shocked crowd pulled her down to safety.

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According to Taiwan News, Lin managed to escape the incident with only a few scratches. She was taken to a hospital for a medical checkup immediately after the incident.

“The city government team offers its sincere apology to the victim and the public,” Mayor Lin Chih-chien said after the incident.

The kite, which carries candy that scatters around for children, was supposed to be kept at a distance from the public, the secretary-general of the Taiwan-based Asian Kite Forum, Chen Ko-fang, said. However, the event organizers said that a sudden gust of strong wind contributed to the child getting caught in the kite.

Authorities are investigating the incident to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

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