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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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46.

Ronda Anthony    

i RENTED A BOUNCE HOUSE BACK IN MARCH AND WAS TOLD AND HAD TO SING A WAVER NOT TO USED THE BOUNCE HOUSE IF THE WIND IS HIGHER THEN 5 MILES AND HOUSE SO IF IN FACE THE WIND WAS BLOWING THE PARENTS SHOULD NOT HAVE SET IT UP PERIOD SO FOR THE CHILDREN MY PRAYERS FOR THEM

79 days ago
47.

1luv    

That looks like more than 20 feet. I hope all the kids recover quickly. But why was this play house not tied down properly?

79 days ago
48.

Carl    

I bet anything they didn't bother to stake it down. I can see in the picture the loops for it (the little red things at the corners), so it isn't like it would have been hard to do.

79 days ago
49.

Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

No way....

79 days ago
50.

m    

You want to report real news that's fine. But don't try to tie it to entertainment by linking it to a stupid publicity stunt.

79 days ago
51.

D-INCARNATION    

Those kids need to nut up and stop getting high........

79 days ago
52.

Nene     

Poor babies.

79 days ago
53.

Lucy in the Sky    

So the question now is.... Which red neck grabbed the video camera?

79 days ago
54.

B4-I-FU-RU-18?    

Scary.

79 days ago
55.

Tammy LM    

Those bounce houses lift up all the time in the slightest of gusts it seems. Staking them down is never safe. They should have cement or concrete pads of some sort to attach them to when they set those things up. Or perhaps a metal frame that goes around the entire bottom of the thing out of the way of kids hitting themselves on it but weighting it to the ground.

79 days ago
56.

Nothere    

Was it a Wizard of Oz themed bounce house and was the uninjured girl inside named Dorothy? I jest. Prayers for those children, seriously.

79 days ago
57.

DirkDiggler    

I hope the kids are ok, but I would pay to go up 50 feet in a bouncy house. I trademark ParaBounceHouse!

79 days ago
58.

dropped    

Bounce castles are celebrities now?

79 days ago
59.

Andrea    

The bounce houses that people "rent" are made of 18oz thick vinyl and weigh several hundred pounds. The one in this picture is clearly the cheap nylon type that you buy at Walmart not for commercial use. This bounce house weighs maybe 20lbs. If it was not stacked down in all 4 corners PROPERLY this is what happens.

79 days ago
60.

Endgame    

Right now police say they are viewing the incident as a "tragic accident" and don't expect any charges to be filed.

Ya think

In a case such as this, how the hell did possible charges even enter the picture?

79 days ago
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