- The schoolboy tried take a shortcut through a car park in Guangzhou, China
- As he climbs through the boomgate, it lifts up and he is left dangling
- Eventually car park staff lowered the boomgate and freed him
A schoolboy found himself in quite the predicament when his backpack got caught in a boomgate and left him stuck mid-air.
The schoolboy was attempting to cut through a car park with a friend on his way to school in Guangzhou, the capital of south China’s Guangdong province.
CCTV video of the incident shows the boy squeezing through the narrow gaps between the boom barrier when a car approaches.
The two schoolboys were trying to take a shortcut to school through a car park in Guangzhou City, China
As a car approaches to leave, the boomgate suddenly lifts, with the boy attached to it
While halfway through climbing the metal structure, the gate suddenly begins rising and lifts the poor boy up into the air where he is left helplessly dangling.
His friend manages to escape but is unable to help him and instead stares at the boy from the ground.
Witnesses said the car park security guard eventually lowered the gate and freed the boy, who was slightly shaken by not injured.
Passers-by wasted no time taking pictures of the boy in the awkward position, and photos of the spectacle-wearing pupil have made the rounds on social media.
Management at the car park said they have tried to discourage people from going through or over the boom barrier to avoid similar accidents.
The poor boy is left dangling in the air as his friend stares from the ground. Car park management say have tried to discourage people from going through the boomgate
Eventually, several strangers manage to help the boy down, but not before taking lots of photos and videos of him dangling in the air for social media