Yesterday, a bounce house with three children inside was swept 50 feet into the air in South Glens Falls, New York.
According to one witness, the bounce house could be seen twirling in the air as if it were caught up in a tornado.
“It was like a horror movie,” said one witness. “It just kept going up and up.”
The girl who was playing in the structure escaped with only minor injuries, but the two boys — ages five and six — were airlifted to Albany Medical Center with broken bones and head trauma.
The mother of the young girl, who spoke to the Glens Falls Post-Star, alleged that the bounce house flew over a stretch of woods before landing in a filed of an elementary school.
“Although the investigation is continuing, the incident is considered a tragic accident and no charges are pending,” police said.
We thought the worst case scenario of jumping in a bounce house would be a sore back or fear of being crushed beneath all that plastic if the air blower were to shut down. Apparently, far worse things could happen, including the entire bounce house taking off like a kite in the sky.