Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post

Bantul teenager carried away by kite, hospitalized after fall

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 8, 2020   /   05:19 pm
Bantul teenager carried away by kite, hospitalized after fall A Balinese 'bebean' kite, a large kite in the form of fish, flies in the sky. (Shutterstock/MUHAMAD SIRAJUDIN)

A teenager in Bantul regency, Yogyakarta, was admitted to the hospital after being carried away by a giant kite and falling to the ground on Friday.

The incident was recorded in a video that has gone viral on social media.

The teenager was identified as a resident of Mayungan I hamlet in Murtigading village, Bantul.

Mayungan I hamlet head Marjana said the incident occurred at about 1 p.m., after the midday prayer.

“It happens to be kite season, so the kids made and tried to fly their kites. [The teenager] was carried as high as three meters,” Marjana said on Monday, as quoted by

Read also: Garuda Indonesia spends thousands of dollars to repair aircraft damaged by kites

Giant kites have been in style this season and have attracted many kite lovers, including the teenager and a number of his friends, who made a 50-meter-long kite in the form of a dragon.

During their first trial of the kite at Murtigading Field in Bantul, the victim, who was holding the kite's string, was carried away by a strong wind.

The string broke and he fell to the ground, suffering a number of injuries, including to the wrist and hip.

The victim was rushed to PKU Muhammadiyah Hospital in Bantul and is in intensive care. (syk)