Terrifying footage shows the moment a three-year-old girl was whisked 100 feet into the air by a giant kite during a Taiwanese festival.
The unidentified girl was taking part in a kite festival on Sunday at Nanliao harbour in Hsinchu City when she was caught up by a giant, long-tailed orange kite.
Footage from the scenes her twisting several times above a crowd of adults as they desperately struggle to pull her back down to earth.
Local reports suggest a group of people were able to catch her when she fell to the ground, with screams and yells filling the scene.
She has been reported safe following the terrifying incident.
News reports suggest she was understandably frightened, but suffered no physical injuries other than some scratches to her face.
According to Taiwan News, she was taken to the hospital immediately after the incident and was joined by her mother.
It claims the kite was meant to be carrying candles which would it would then scatter from above.
It’s understood Hsinchu City’s mayor, Lin Chih-chien, has apologised for the incident.
According to Taiwan News, he said: ‘The city government team offers its sincere apology to the victim and the public.’
The entire festival was called off shortly after the shocking incident.