Parachuting donkey

London: Russian entrepreneurs, who wished to attract beachgoers to their private beach, have been questioned over a promotional stunt that involved parachuting a donkey.

The donkey, which was spotted soaring in the blue skies, shocked beachgoers as it screamed in fear while circling the Cossack village of Golubitskaya in the Krasnodar region of Russia last week.

It was dragged for several meters when it landed on the water before it was pulled out half-alive on to the shore.

“The donkey screamed and children cried. No one had the brains to call police,” the Telegraph quoted Larisa Tuchkova, regional police spokeswoman, as saying. 

She said people instead reached for their cameras and bombarded a local newspaper with phone calls.

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