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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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Say a little prayer for the 2 that were harmed! Lets hope that something can be done in the future to help make bounce houses safer in the future when it's windy, since this isn't an isolated incident. Happy to hear the 3rd child is unharmed!

127 days ago


somebody must have put helium in the bouncy house. Classic!

127 days ago


I see something in the clouds....can't quite make it out....hmmmm.

127 days ago

Hope English    

Holy crap!!! I live almost 3 miles from where this happened damn new york

127 days ago


WOW!! Some of you people leaving comments on here are down right RUDE! I could rant for days about this, but I read the article and most of the comments and that's all I am going to say!!

127 days ago


the boys fell out at 20 feet, then the house went to 50 plus feet.

127 days ago


the boys fell out at 20 feet, then the house went to 50 plus feet.

127 days ago


I think I'm the only one that finds it funny they were airlifted after they landed. Probably brought on some PTSD

126 days ago


Up, up, and away.

126 days ago

heather christine    

Seriously ? Arent yu all supposed to be grown ? How would yu feel if it was yur child/children ? Obviously yu r very childish & have. alota growing up to do. !

123 days ago
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