Tuesday 23 December 2014

Parents look on in horror as wind lifts inflatable bouncy castle with three children inside 50 feet into air

Published 14/05/2014 | 10:48

Parents looked on in horror as the bouncing castle drifted into the sky

PARENTS could only look on in horror as a huge gust of wind lifted an inflatable bouncy castle 50 feet into the air.

Three children were playing in the inflatable when the incident happened.

The incident, which occurred in the US state of New York, left two boys aged five and six with serious injuries.

A 10-year-old girl also suffered minor injuries in the same incident.

The younger boy (5) broke both arms while the older boy was left with a traumatic head injury.

One of the boys slammed into a parked car from about 15 feet in the air, while the second boy fell directly on to tarmac.

The girl was near the door when the castle began to rise, and fell out while it was at a relatively low altitude.

The two boys remained inside as it rose into the air.

South Glens Falls Police spokesperson David Gifford told the media: “It was just a freak accident.”

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