Sunday 17 December 2017

More than a dozen children injured after inflatable slide on bouncing castle came loose

The bouncing castle came loose from its moorings.
The bouncing castle came loose from its moorings.

Rod Minchin

More than a dozen children were hurt after an inflatable slide came loose from its moorings and blew over at a carnival.

Dorset Police said 13 children were treated by paramedics at the Swanage Carnival following the incident on Wednesday afternoon.

Two of the children were taken to hospital in Poole after complaining of neck pain, the South West Ambulance Service said.

Police said officers remained at the scene and would be speaking to organisers of the carnival.

"13 children were treated at the scene by paramedics for minor injuries," the police spokeswoman said.

"They have either stayed to enjoy the afternoon or have gone home. None of the injuries sustained are being described as serious."

An air ambulance also attended the scene but was stood down.

Earlier this year, seven-year-old Summer Grant, from Norwich, died after the bouncy castle she was playing on was blown away by a gust of wind in Harlow, Essex.

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