A nine-year-old boy has sustained fatal injuries while showing off a new trick of 360-degree spins on a playground swing.
Savely Zolotukhin had made a number of successful revolutions but then decided to show off to his friends.
This time the stunt in a park in Perm, Russia, went tragically wrong on his third spin and he was thrown four metres onto hard asphalt.
His friends rushed to him while onlookers called the emergency services.
The schoolboy suffered serious head injuries and died on Monday, eight days after his fall.
"Doctors carried out the whole range of medical and diagnostic measures, but, despite all their efforts, the boy's life could not be saved,” a spokesman for Perm Children’s Regional Hospital said.
The boy was the only child of his recently divorced parents, mother Ekaterina Suchkova, 31, and father Sergey Zolotukhin, 32.
Reports say the swings lacked blockers to prevent 360 degree spins.
A criminal case has been opened into the tragedy.
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