A young boy in China survived a near-death experience after he slipped from the cabin of a Ferris wheel and held on to the window at an amusement park. The incident took place in East China wherein the boy who had a cabin all to himself was seen dangling from around 130 feet above the ground. As per reports, the five-year-old's mother allowed him to take the ride alone as she wanted to save 30-yuan (Rs 316), that needs to be paid as an admission fee at the Yuhuan Park in Tazihou city, China. However, the boy's neck was trapped in the metal bars of the cabin that prevented him from falling to the ground.
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Reportedly, there was no one around to help him at that height, and so the only option left was the swing operator had to slowly bring the cart down. The mother of the five-year-old was identified as Liu, who had taken her son to a theme park during the long weekend. But, due to the exorbitant price of the ticket, she had convinced the operator to let her son ride the Ferris wheel without any supervision. After the child was freed from the bars he was taken to the hospital and had fortunately just suffered from scratches on his neck. The Ferris ride has been closed down temporarily so that an investigation can take place,
Yuhuan Park’s amusement facilities were opened to the public in November 2013, and the 137-foot ride is becoming its main attraction and Taizhou’s new landmark.