Bounce Houses Take Flight, Injuring 13

Strong wind blows three castles away
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 6, 2011 11:38 AM CDT

(Newser) – Some 13 kids were injured when three bounce houses blew away in the wind on Saturday, taking flight with the children still in them. “It was the craziest thing you ever saw,” said a parent at the Oceanside, New York, kids’ soccer tournament that was hit by powerful gusts. “I tried to catch it, and it just flattened me.” Others outside the bouncy houses were hit as the inflatables flew by. “We heard people screaming,” another witness tells ABC News. “And all these people were running away.”

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No one was seriously hurt, but the celebratory day “just got destroyed,” said another parent. (And it's not the first time this has happened...)

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