'Bounce house' picked up by wind, injures three children inside

By Kyle Johnson,

A gust of wind picked up an inflatable "bounce house" in a South Glen Falls, New York neighborhood, injuring the two young boys and girl inside after they fell out.

The two boys were seriously injured and required medical attention, while the girl suffered only minor injuries, reports The Post-Star. The two boys are 5 and 6 years old, while the girl is 10.

The inflatable bouncy house was carried as high up as 50 feet, but the two boys fell out when it got about 15 feet in the air. "It was like a horror movie," neighbor Taylor Seymour said. "It just kept going up and up. It cleared our building and the trees."

One of the boys fell out of the house and onto a car that was parked nearby and the other fell onto the pavement. The younger boy reportedly suffered two broken arms and facial injuries and the 6-year-old had a serious head injury.

According to WNYT, South Glen Falls police officers say that the bounce house was secured to the ground, but the wind proved to be too strong. The house floated from away from in front of an apartment complex over a wooded area before landing onto the property of a nearby school.

image from Twitter via WNYT



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