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Bounce House Disaster

Winds Lift Kids 20 Feet in the Air

5/13/2014 1:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Bounce House DisasterIt looked like a replay of the Balloon Boy fiasco ... but this time 2 boys were seriously injured when they fell out of a children's bounce house that got lifted 20 feet in the air by strong winds.

It all went down in South Glens Falls in upstate New York ... where cops say the two boys (ages 5 and 6) both suffered serious injures. They were airlifted to Albany Medical Center and their current condition is unknown. 

WNYT says parents told them one boy landed on a parked car and the other landed on asphalt. There was a third child in the house when it went airborne, a 10-year-old girl, but she was apparently uninjured.

While police said the house was blown 20 feet in the air, WNYT says it was more like 50.

Police say the bounce house was staked into the ground and several adults were present at the time. Right now police say they are viewing the incident as a "tragic accident" and don't expect any charges to be filed.  

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Chuckster    

Did it damage the bouncey house?

79 days ago
17.

Anastasia01    

That's so sad! I can't even imagine watching that happen and not being able to do anything!

79 days ago
18.

azneck1    

They were "airlifted"... Heh...

79 days ago
19.

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Not to be insensitive, but why is this story on a celebrity news site?

79 days ago
20.

ANON    

But first, let me take a... picture? Just enough time to add a filter!

79 days ago
21.

furious cupcakes    

"mommy, help us!"

79 days ago
22.

pudge facker    

B.s.

79 days ago
23.

Dirty Lou     

mother nature was like **** your kids

79 days ago
24.

ValeroM214    

Boy them kids gonna have a good story before they go on summer break.

79 days ago
25.

Mike    

They're Oz's problem now.

79 days ago
26.

Columbo    

20 feet? Looks a lot higher than that

79 days ago
27.

Creedmoor    

Sure hope they landed on a witch.

79 days ago
28.

djpinklady    

please note that the girl was not injured.

79 days ago
29.

tom    

don't blame the bounce house, blame the parents for letting them use it in high winds and not staked down like the instructions say

79 days ago
30.

Lucy in the Sky    

My heart stopped for a minute.. I think this was horrible to watch.. Hope the kiddos pull through.

Sidenote: who puts up a bouncy house in a area with high wind gust. I live in a windy area, you know the winds kicking, it don't come out of nowhere like that. Why let the kids play in a big air filled bouncer with wind blowing hard? Smart..

79 days ago
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