2 kids injured after bouncy castle blows away
TORONTO – Two children were injured Saturday after a balloon castle was picked up by a gust of wind and carried several hundred feet.
The incident happened on Saturday at a lacrosse tournament in Colorado.
“We’re on the sidelines of the parents watching the game and then out of the side saw the bouncy house come over and everybody running for it to get out of the way,” a witness told Denver’s 9News.
A young girl was reportedly ejected from the bouncy house as it began to roll away with a boy still stuck inside.
“All of a sudden, it picks up and there’s a girl going down the slide,” a second witness told the NBC affiliate. “She flies about eight feet in the air. The slide tumbles across the field.”
According to 9News, fire officials said the boy was carried 200 to 300 feet before the castle came to a rest.
The boy was rushed to hospital with unknown injuries, while the girl was treated on site.
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