Published on : Tuesday, May 11, 2021
The extreme weather is being blamed for a terrifying incident that left one tourist stranded on a 260-meter-high glass-bottomed suspension bridge in northeast China’s Jilin province on May 7.
The bridge is located in the Piyan Mountain Cultural Tourism Scenic Area outside the city of Longjing. According to a statement posted on the Weibo account of local authorities, the incident took place at 12:45 p.m. on Friday, when was hit by record-high winds of up to 150 kilometers per hour.
Officials say rescue teams were called in to assist the stranded tourist, who was able to evacuate the bridge at 1:20 p.m.
The staff of the scenic area rushed to the scene as soon as possible, brought emergency equipment and successfully transferred the trapped person to a safe area,” said the statement.
“There were no casualties. After being kept in the hospital for observation, the trapped person was in stable emotional and physical condition and has been discharged from the hospital.
The entire Piyan Mountain Scenic Area has since been closed and officials have ordered a comprehensive safety inspection of all attractions in the area, including the bridge.