Flyaway ‘bouncy house’ seriously injures 2 children

SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. — Two young boys sustained serious injuries after a “bouncy house” was sent about 50 feet into the air by a large gust of wind Monday afternoon in South Glens Falls, New York.

According to WNYT in Albany, New York, three children, ages 5, 6 and 10, were playing inside the inflatable structure around 3:30 p.m. Monday in front of a townhome when a strong wind lifted it off the ground.

The children playing inside fell out of the 10-foot by 10-foot  “bouncy house,” as it went soaring into the air.

The two boys in the structure were seriously injured, reported the station, and the girl sustained minor cuts and bruises.

Parents told WNYT the one boy landed on a parked vehicle and the second young victim fell onto asphalt.

While Glens Falls law enforcement did not release the names of the young victims, they did say that the one boy who landed on asphalt was conscious and talking when officers arrived on scene.

The inflatable structure drifted over a wooded area then fell in a field behind a nearby elementary school, according to the victims’ parents.

Witnesses told WNYT the boys tumbled out of the bouncy house when it had lifted about 15 feet into the air.

Police said the wind was able to send the toy flying into the air despite being secured to the ground by spikes.