Two Children Injured When Bounce House Goes Airborne

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Two children were injured when the bounce house they were playing in was lifted into the air by a strong gust of wind at a park in Denver on Saturday.


Two children were injured when a bounce house was blown 300 yards by a gust of wind. (Credit: KUSA)

“As the wind picked up, it would tumble like a bag in the wind.” witness Desiree Hunter told station KUSA.

A 10-year-old girl was thrown from the bounce house within a few seconds.

“All of a sudden, it picks up and there’s a girl going down the slide. She flies out about eight feet in the air,” witness Vannessa Atencio told the station.

An 11-year-old boy inside the inflatable toy tumbled another 200 to 300 feet before the bounce house came to a stop.

Both children suffered minor injuries.

The company operating the bounce house said they maintained all required safety precaution including having staff members onsite at all times.

“We did have the inflatable properly staked to the ground. We do wish that we had been able to foresee the micro-burst wind and shut the ride down prior to this incident occurring,” according to a statement released by Airbound.