hile kite flying is generally not seen as an extreme sport, it can lead to some severe injuries.
On Tuesday, two middle-aged men went out to fly a kite in the Jiangsu city of Nantong. After a while, they noticed a storm approaching and tried to reel the kite back in. However, just then, a strong gust of wind blew in, wrapping the line around their hands.
The line was wrapped so tight that it only came off after slicing off three fingers from one man and nearly severing the other’s palm in two.
Fortunately, after 16 hours of surgery, doctors were able to reattach one of the men’s digits and sew the other’s palm back together. You can watch footage of their gnarly injuries below:
It’s not clear what became of the kite.