A seven-year-old boy miraculously survived after jumping out of a 10-story window on Monday while holding an umbrella, trying to imitate a cartoon that he had been watching.
After watching a cartoon character use an umbrella as a parachute to safely jump down to the ground from a great height, the boy in Suzhou reportedly decided that he wanted to give that a try as well.
However, it was not the umbrella that ended up saving his life, but a power line which slowed his fall on the way down.
The boy sustained serious injuries from the fall, but following surgery doctors said that his life was longer in danger.
While the boy lived on the 5th floor of the apartment building, the building itself is divided up into penthouse duplexes, making his fall the equivalent of a 10-story drop.
Back in 2013, a 5-year-old girl in Shenzhen was hospitalized after also reportedly being inspired by a cartoon to jump out of her 6th-story window while holding an umbrella.
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