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"Bouncy House" Blows Away in NY, Seriously Injures Two Young Boys
The children escaped the bouncy house before this picture was taken. The house flew upwards of 50 feet into the sky from strong winds./WYNT
SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. - Two young boys were injured after a “bouncy house” was swept away by a gust of wind Monday afternoon.
Three children were inside the play structure when the wind lifted the inflatable toy 50 feet into the air.
The three kids -- ages 5, 6, and 10 -- fell out of the toy. The two boys were seriously injured. The girl suffered minor scrapes and bruises.
Parents say one boy landed on a parked car and the other landed on asphalt.
Glens Falls police are not releasing the victims' names or conditions, but say the one boy who landed on pavement was conscious and talking at the scene.
The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. in front of a townhouse on Ferry Boulevard. Parents say the bouncy house floated over a stretch of woods and landed in the fields behind Oliver W. Winch Middle School.
A witness snapped a picture of the toy in mid-air. People who saw the incident say the boys fell out when the structure was about 15 feet off the ground.
Police say the 10-foot by 10-foot toy was secured to the ground with spikes, but the wind lifted it anyway.