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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

3 Children Injured In Bounce House Accident

Two New York boys have been hospitalized and another girl was injured after a strong gust of wind sent their backyard bounce into the air while they were playing inside it.

The inflatable structure rose more than 50 feet in the air, though the kindergarten-aged children fell out of it, onto asphalt, when it was about 15 feet off the ground.

The bounce house was secured to the ground with plastic stakes, apparently no match for the winds.

Bounce houses are a popular staple at children’s birthday parties, outdoor and indoor festivals and smaller versions are now available for backyard bouncing.

Don Lehman has been covering the story for The Post-Star in Glens Falls, N.Y., joins Here & Now’s Robin Young with details.


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