- Girl was rescued unscathed after being dangerously trapped in mid-air in China
- She had wandered into the elevator on her own with her caregiver still outside
- Footage shows her being yanked from the floor and dragged towards the ceiling
- The actions activated the lift's emergency system, which stopped it going down
A toddler in China has been rescued unhurt after being dragged up the doors of a descending lift by a safety leash attached to her wrist.
The two-year-old girl was standing in the elevator by herself with her caregiver standing on the other side when the doors suddenly closed, and the machine began to go down.
Shocking surveillance footage released by local media shows the child being yanked from the lift's floor and dragged towards the ceiling by the arm before getting stuck in mid-air dangerously for several minutes.
The girl's unusual movement activated the lift's emergency system, which stopped it from descending.
The elevator then automatically went up, allowing the girl to gain balance and get back on her feet again.
The accident took place in the city of Daye in Hubei Province on Thursday morning, reported Chinese video news outlet Pear.
The girl was said to be out with a woman who was looking after three children.
The two other children included a five-year-old who was also bound to a wrist link.
It remains unclear if the woman is the girl's mother, nor is it clear if the other children are her siblings.
Safety leashes, attached to a child's back, arm or wrist, are particularly popular among local parents who want to prevent their sons or daughters from going missing or being abducted. One wrist link costs about 30 yuan (£3.4).
The building's maintenance team freed the girl from the lift after her family members called them for help.
The girl did not sustain any injuries, the report said.