Two Boys Injured When Bounce House Blows Away

Two young boys from New York were seriously injured when the bouncy house they were playing in was swept up by a wind gust.

screen grab from WNYT Report
screen grab from WNYT Report
SOUTH GLENS FALLS, New York – Two young boys were seriously injured when the "bounce house" they were in was blown away by a powerful gust of wind.

WNYT reported that there were three children in the bounce house at the time of the incident. The boys aged 5 and 6, and a 10-year-old girl. All three fell out of the house as it flew into the air. The 10-year-old girl suffered scrapes and bruises.

The TV station reported that one of the boys landed on a parked car and the other asphalt. Witnesses said the bounce house flew over wooded area and landed behind a school.

The Post Star newspaper reported that the children were about 15 feet off the ground when they fell from the bounce house.

The newspaper reported that witnesses told police the house reached a height of at least 50 feet. A photo taken by a witness and attached to this post confirmed that the house flew high into the air.

"It was like a horror movie," Taylor Seymour told the newspaper. "It just kept going up and up. It cleared our building and the trees."

For more on this story visit the Post Star.
Jennifer May 14, 2014 at 08:53 AM
George, there is obviously something wrong with Henry, but it is not because he is Polish. It's because he is an idiot.
Sherry May 14, 2014 at 10:18 AM
I absolutely could not believe this story when I heard it.Who would have thought...poor kids had to have been petrified. I hope they recover quickly.
Jamie May 14, 2014 at 11:10 AM
Please. I don't mean to sound dumb, but honestly i never heard of a bounce house. What is a bounce house? I sure hope the kids improve from their injuries.
Rick Ricky May 14, 2014 at 03:43 PM
I know a lot of very smart polish people. Henry is just an idiot. If this was a cheap bounce house bought at Costco then maybe it should have not been outside in the wind. Or some adult should have been right there especially if it was very windy. Also if there was sufficient anchors then someone should have made some and again an adult should always be monitoring stuff like this and their kids. Basically a close watch. I do hope the kids recovery quickly both physically and mentally from this horrible experience. Sorry but the adults were not thinking.
Brian N May 14, 2014 at 04:21 PM
According to the news report I saw, it was store bought and properly anchored according to the instructions with the parents right there


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