Two boys seriously hurt when wind sends ‘bounce house’ 50 feet into air

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Bounce House

A witness took this terrifying photo of a bounce house being flung 50 feet into the air. (WNYT)

SOUTH GLENS FALLS, New York (PIX11) – A heavy gust of wind sent an inflatable “bounce house” flying through the air Monday afternoon, seriously injuring two children.

Two boys and a girl were playing inside the party house in a grassy area in South Glens Falls when a gust sent it rocketing 50 feet into the air, according to WNYT.

The bounce house was roughly 15 feet in the air when the boys fell out of the unsecured door, according to the Post Star; one landed on a parked car and the other on asphalt.  Both boys were seriously injured, and the girl escaped with scrapes and bruises.

One witness, Taylor Seymour, told the paper she thought it could have been a small tornado because the bounce house was spinning as it rose into the air.  “It was like a horror movie,” Seymour said.  “It just kept going up and up.”

The 10′ x 10′ blow-up house floated over a wooded area and before finally landing behind Oliver W. Winch Middle School.


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