A schoolboy escaped electrocution after his kite got stuck in a power line - thanks to his pair of rubber wellies.
Layton Smith, 10, from Stockport, was playing on farmland when he flew his kite into a 33,000 volt power line.
Not knowing the danger , Layton, and his mum Stacy, then tried to get the kite down before giving up.
But it was only later that they discovered their actions could have had deadly consequences if it hadn't been for their rubber wellies.
Fortunately, Layton sustained no injuries, but did attend hospital as a precaution.
Layton and his mum got the kite stuck on the power line near Bangor in North Wales where they had been on holiday.
They said it may have been their rubber welly boots that saved them from being electrocuted but added that this was potentially fatal in any circumstances.