- Posted May 21, 2014 by
11 month old goes parasailing alone in Kannur, Kerala.
Location - Kannur district in the state of Kerala. Country- India.
Local media networks were abuzz with news of a 11 month of child sent up para sailing, alone.
The incident took place during the publicized inauguration ceremony of para sailing attraction sponsored by the local flying cub (not confirmed).
The incident happened in the attendance of a high level police official.
Subsequent interviews showed people involved as seeing nothing wrong with what happened. Bringing into question the level of competency of the officials involved.
Some of the people involved justified their actions stating that the child was enjoying itself and that they had the consent of the parents. Refusing to acknowledge the apparent risk of a stunt. A sudden gust or even a stall of the chute could have sent the unaccompanied child hurtling to the ground.
Adding more gas to the fire is the fact that only a few weeks ago, a govt official was injured after he went para sailing and his chute stalled and descended rapidly.
Para sailing in the region was subsequently suspended. ( The region in question may not be Kannur, not certain)
Child welfare organizations have acknowledged that the parents involved have endangered the child's life by agreeing to let the child go unaccompanied.
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