Man dangles from100 meter-high bridge after strong winds break glass panels

A man in China was left dangling from a bridge after its glass panels were damaged in high wind.

The man was visiting the 100 meter-high bridge in the Piyan Mountain, in the north-east of the country, when the incident occurred on Friday.

Several pieces of the glass floor were blown away by winds that reached up to 150km/h.

It is thought that China has about 2,300 glass bridges and a number of glass walkways and slides.

They are designed to attract thrill-seeking tourists and capitalise on China’s growing domestic tourism.

Firefighters rushed to the scene to rescue the man. However he managed to get back to safety himself with the help of on-site staff, Xinhua news agency reports.

The tourist was taken to hospital for observation and counselling, and is now said to be in a “stable emotional and physical condition”.

The area has been closed, according to Longjing City’s Weibo page. An investigation into the incident has been launched.