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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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61.

Brien    

The owner of the bounce house business better start transferring assets to family members ASAP.

109 days ago
62.

Fitzie    

Scary! But not celeb newz -_-

108 days ago
63.

Day R.    

I hpe they will be ok...Parents nightmare :(

108 days ago
64.

amyd    

Why is this on tmz?

108 days ago
65.

DirkDiggler    

If you've ever lost some kids in an updraft, you might be a redneck.

108 days ago
66.

Lucy in the Sky    

99 red balloons floating in the summer sky
Panic bells, it's red alert
There's something here from somewhere else
The war machine, it springs to life
Opens up one eager eye
Focusing it on the sky
As 99 red balloons go by.

108 days ago
67.

PokeFangirl    

I foresee years of trauma therapy for a soon to be very busy and stable psychologist.

108 days ago
68.

Dave    

Looks more like 150'. They're lucky to be alive, scary stuff!

108 days ago
69.

Joshua    

Holy fvcking ****, 20 feet my ass. Glad they survived!

108 days ago
70.

younglady    

Oh my! This is tragic. I hope the children get through this.

108 days ago
71.

Colinforia    

this is inspiring, imma pen an original and you can give me some credit
movie title :"Bounce"
about: three children that magically get taken up into the air in a bounce house and lands in a mystical world.
plot: the three need to survive in the face learning life lessons in order to find there way home.

BOUNCE- inspired by true events, but the story origination came from me, right here, now pay up!

108 days ago
72.

LR    

This is not a rental bounce house, it is one of the at-home ones you can buy on Amazon, at Walmart, Toys R Us or any other place that sells kids toys. It called a Jump 'N Bounce and is made by the Little Tikes company. Sells for around $250. Their manual that comes with it is about the size of a college textbook. They more than cover their butts with TONS of warnings and safety instructions. Unless this was a freak wind, the people allowing their children to use it did so outside of the safety recommendations.

108 days ago
73.

Disgusted    

Ummm, the TREES are 20 feet in the air. That bounce house is *much, much* higher than 20 feet in the air...

108 days ago
74.

Sir Boo    

I thought this was a celebrity gossip website.

108 days ago
75.

littlemalta    

I was lifted high in the air with a golf umbrella during a hurricane. I was lucky and the neighbors amused

108 days ago
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