Caught on camera: Bounce house rolls hundreds of feet with children inside
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (PIX11/AP) – In another terrifying moment for parents and children alike, a bounce house went flying with two kids still inside at a Colorado park.
The latest case happened during a lacrosse tournament Saturday afternoon at Robert A. Easton Park in Jefferson County, PIX11 sister station FOX31 Denver reports.
Fire officials said the inflatable castle became detached from the fan that keeps it full of air. As the bounce house started to deflate, a strong gust of wind came through and sent the castle rolling up to 300 feet along the field.
Two children were inside when the bounce house flew away, officials said. One was taken to an urgent care clinic in unknown condition. The other was treated at the scene and released.
Earlier last month, a bounce house in upstate New York went airborne with three children inside.
A 10-year-old girl tumbled out immediately but two boys remained inside as the house flew into the air. A 6-year-old and 5-year-old boy fell out 15 to 20 feet from the ground.
The 6-year-old suffered two broken arms and facial injuries in the May 12 accident. He was released from the hospital soon after.
The 5-year-old was in a coma after suffering a serious head injury and remained in the hospital at last check.