Two boys were seriously injured and a girl suffered minor injuries when the bouncy house they were playing in got swept away by high winds on Monday afternoon in upstate New York.
The boys, ages 5 and 6, and a 10-year-old girl were inside the bouncy house when wind gusts sent the inflatable toy 50 feet into the air in South Glens Falls, New York, Albany NBC affiliate WNYT reported Tuesday. The children were about 15 feet above ground when they fell out of the structure. One of the boys landed on a parked car, while the other boy fell on asphalt, but was conscious and talking. The girl suffered only minor scrapes and bruises in the incident.
The Glen Falls Police Department said the bouncy house was attached to the ground by spikes but the wind still lifted it into the air. The inflatable house sailed over a wooded area and landed in a field near a local middle school around 3:30 p.m. Monday, according to WNYT.