CHINA Boy almost killed while taking Ferris wheel alone in east China


Boy almost killed while taking Ferris wheel alone in east China

China Plus

15:08, September 26, 2018


A 5-year-old has been rescued after dangling by the neck on a moving Ferris wheel with his head stuck between railings of the cabin in the Yuhuan Park of Taizhou, east China's Zhejiang province.

A terrifying video posted online shows the boy hanging in the air with his head stuck between the railings of the cabin, kicking his legs and screaming. 

The Beijing Morning Post reports that the boy's mother was negotiating the payment with staff members when the Ferris wheel was started.

The boy climbed out of the cabin when it was about 30 meters high and apparently slipped. His head got stuck on the railings preventing him from plunging to his death. The Ferris wheel was then lowered for the boy to be rescued. He escaped with bruises to his neck and head, and was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

The terrified mother has questioned the safety of the Ferris wheel, claiming that staff members would let a child ride alone and that there are not safety belts inside the passenger room.

It's reported that this is not the first time that the amusement facility has such an accident. Three adults and two children were stuck mid air upside down for nearly 40 minutes following a malfunction in March 2012.

The Ferris wheel has been suspended by local market supervision authorities and an investigation has been instituted.

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