PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
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.

Guest


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

May 26 5 Comments

As Lethal Heroin Overdose Numbers Rise, Families Find Solace In Organ Donation

Organ banks around the country have noted an increasing number of organs from donors who have died of overdoses.

May 26 3 Comments

NEADS Assistance Dog Bailey Graduates From Service Dog Training

NEADS provides dogs like Bailey, a yellow Labrador, for deaf and disabled Americans.

May 25 Comment

Celebrating The Class Of 2016: Peace Odiase

Odiase is one of two valedictorians at Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville, Tennessee.

May 25 8 Comments

NEADS Service Dog Meets His Match

Here & Now has been tracking service dog Bailey, who recently met his new owner, since last year.