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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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zindl    

You have really sunk to a new low by posting this story on here. Two kids, 5 and 6 years of age, were seriously injured and you allow people to insult and make sick jokes about it?! Stick to your celeb trash stories and leave innocent children out of it.

73 days ago
92.

p51d007    

How sad is it in today's world, that when you see something like this happen, the FIRST thing that you can think of is lawsuit. :(

73 days ago
93.

Thisguy    

I bet it's fake

73 days ago
94.

Livvie     

That's clearly more than 20 feet...

73 days ago
95.

Tj's Mommy    

*GASP* I could only imagine how the adults felt watching this happen...very very sad :-(

73 days ago
96.

sophiastormy    

wow. they didn't use ropes and stakes?? with any thing like This ropes should be used

73 days ago
97.

Vegas2013    

I thought TMZ was a celebrity gossip site... crazy story though

73 days ago
98.

atomicplaygirl    

Those poor kids got airlifted twice. How many times does this type of accident need to happen before the adults learn safety first?

73 days ago
99.

lydia    

lmao. i am going to hell

73 days ago
100.

huntertrent    

Seems like bull**** those use a fan to blow them up, it would start to bdeflate immediately after the fan is removed I had a job putting up real ones

73 days ago
101.

annie    

that's obviously 35+ feet in the air (it's a small bounce house but still, that's obviously not 20 feet!), I'm guessing they fell out before it got that high. Prayers for those little kids :( poor things

73 days ago
102.

Esther    

Or maybe the baloon was filled with helium .....speculating. Sad!....

73 days ago
103.

Heath    

This happened in my hometown. These little kids fell from about 20' before it got so high. I climb poles for a living. A 20' drop to hard ground isn't fun. Especially if you can't catch yourself. A 5 yr old doesn't know how to break a fall. Prayers that these kids end up ok.

73 days ago
104.

Xianne    

Poor kids hope they recover soon .

72 days ago
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Pammy     

I should start off by saying I hope these kids are ok. But the parents need to be more cautious. On all of those large inflatables there are large warnings about windy conditions. It's pitiful but read the warnings people. They are there for a reason.

72 days ago
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