The Jakarta Post
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 kompas.com.
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)