A horrifying scene took place when a regular staple at any child’s birthday party turned into a weapon. A bounce house, which could be found outside of a house at any given kid’s party, was blown fifteen feet in the air by the wind, resulting in serious injuries for two boys and an injury for a third child.
The incident took place in South Glen Falls, when two young boys were hurt late Monday afternoon while playing in a bounce house. According to Post Star, a huge gust of wind blew the bounce house from where it was stationed from fifteen feet above the ground.
The two boys ages 5 and 6 fell out of the bounce house and were taken to Albany Medical Center. The two boys were admitted for their serious injuries. Unfortunately, one of the boy’s suffered from a traumatic head injury. A third child, a 10-year-old girl suffered minor scrapes when she fell.
The second boy was tossed onto a parked car after he fell out of the bounce house, while the first boy landed on the street. This incident happened around 3:30 p.m. around Ferry Boulevard.
A witness, Taylor Seymour, was present at the scene and told outlets that the wind picked up the structure forcefully and spun it around, creating a “small tornado.” It’s believed that one boy was thrown 30 or 40 feet northwest onto Ferry Boulevard, while the other boy was thrown 20 feet southeast. One of the boys landed on Seymour’s car.
Seymour described the scene:
“It was like a horror movie. It just kept going up and up. It cleared our building and the trees.”
Due to the children being minors, their names were not released. As far as their injuries, nothing is certain, but the South Glens Falls Police Patrolman said that the child that landed on the asphalt was conscious and talking at the scene. A neighbor said the 5-year-old boy suffered two broken arms and facial injuries, while the older boy suffered a traumatic head injury.
Another witness took a photograph of the shocking scene as the bounce house flew into the air.
The mother of the 10-year-old girl who was injured said that her daughter fared better. Of the scene, she said:
“My older daughters witnessed it and said it was just horrible. A big gust of wind just blew it right off the ground with the kids in it. It’s just sickening.”
The bounce house was eventually recovered by the police on a middle school property.
[Image via Emily Boucher]