A mum and her son recently met a horrible death after their exciting balloon ride turned disastrous.
The balloon the pair entered broke free from its moorings and floated away with them before it crashed to the earth killing them both.
Horrifying footage captures the pair’s final moments as they wave happily from the ride as it takes off, before the balloon breaks from its moorings and soars into the atmosphere.
Reports say the balloon plummeted to the ground, killing both the 31-year-old woman and her boy, said to be three years old, in the tragedy at a theme park in East China’s Shandong Province last week.
The mother and son were harnessed in on the ride Majiagi, near the city of Yantai on October 1, at the start of China’s National Day holiday.
Footage of the incident showed they were secured beneath the ride’s helium balloon as it began to rise.
According to reports, the experience offered free as part of the entrance ticket to the park, allows riders to reach heights of up to 50-metres.
The victim, named locally only as ‘Ms Suo’, and her son can be seen sitting side by side on the amusement park’s helium balloon ride in footage captured of the incident.
She can be seen to wave as it slowly begins to rise.
The balloon then suddenly slips its moorings, and continues to rise at a sickening pace, taking the riders with it.
The pair are last seen alive as a tiny white speck in the sky as the balloon floats into the atmosphere.
Authorities said the helium balloon later ruptured in the sky, with Ms Suo and her tot falling to their deaths.