Boys launched from wind-blown ‘bounce house;’ Hospitalized with injuries

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Two boys were taken to the hospital in New York yesterday after the inflatable “bounce house” they were playing in was blown into the air by a gust of wind.

The 5-year-old and the 6-year-old fell from the apparatus at least 15 feet to the asphalt, The Post-Star of Glens Falls New York reports.

The boys were taken to the hospital. Officials tell the Post-Star one suffered a head injury.

A 10-year-old girl was also injured and suffered from minor scrapes.

bouncehouseThe Post Star reports one boy was thrown 30 or 40 feet and the other was thrown about 20 feet and landed on a parked car.

The bounce house was at least 15 feet off the ground when the boys flew out.

A witness told The Post Star, the owner of the bounce house is not a parent of the injured children and has owned the toy a few years and “set it up numerous times.”

She tells The Post Star stakes were used to secure it to the ground.

 Full report at Post-Star’s website

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