Boy falls 10 stories while trying to use umbrella as parachute

by: Bob D Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk Updated:

A 7-year-old boy from China suffered serious injuries after plummeting 10 stories from an apartment building as he tried to use an umbrella as a parachute.

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The boy, who lives in Suzhou, Jiangsu, made the attempt after seeing something similar on a cartoon, WNYW reported.

The child’s fall was broken by power lines, and images from social media showed the boy sprawled on the ground as people ran to assist him. A woman, believed to be the boy’s mother, collapsed at the scene.

The boy’s injuries were serious, but not life-threatening, WNYW reported.