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Bounce House Goes Airborne, Killing Toddler

Arizona tragedy left a 2-year-old dead, another child injured

(Newser) - What was supposed to be a fun event turned devastating for an Arizona family Saturday when a bounce house was suddenly swept into the sky, killing a 2-year-old boy inside. "Several children were playing in a bounce house when a strong gust of wind sent it airborne into the...

Bounce House Business Owner Ran Arson Campaign on Rivals

Australian man sentenced to 11 years for hiring people to burn down his competitors

(Newser) - A bounce house business owner in Australia is going to be spending years in the big house over an arson campaign against his rivals. James Balcombe, 58, pleaded guilty to 11 charges of conspiracy to commit arson and was sentenced to 11 years in prison, 9News reports. The court was...

Child Dies in Bounce House Tragedy in Spain

8 other children were injured

(Newser) - Another bounce house tragedy, this one in Spain, ended up claiming the life of a young girl. ABC News reports that on Tuesday night a gust of wind sent a bouncy castle that had been set up at a fairground in Mislata, near Valencia, airborne and then flipped it over....

5 Kids Killed, 4 Hurt in Bounce House Disaster
6 Kids Killed, 3 Hurt
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6 Kids Killed, 3 Hurt in Bounce House Disaster

It was blown more than 30 feet into the air at primary school fun day in Australia

(Newser) - Update: A sixth child has died after an unimaginable accident in Australia last week. Chace Harrison, 11, was taken off life support Sunday, the BBC reports. The other children killed were Addison Stewart, 11, and Zane Mellor, Jye Sheehan, Jalailah Jayne-Maree Jones, and Peter Dodt, all 12. Three other children...

9-Year-Old Killed in Bounce House Accident

Hospital honors young organ donor

(Newser) - A 9-year-old girl who died Friday after a bounce house accident has been honored at a Reno hospital for her organ donations. Hundreds of hospital employees, family members, and friends lined the halls for the honor walk, the Gazette Journal reports, as the body of Lizzy Hammond was taken from...

Cops: Florida Man Deflated Bounce House With Kids Inside

Charles Wotruba charged with trespassing, disturbing the peace

(Newser) - A Florida man is facing misdemeanor charges after he allegedly unplugged the fans inflating a birthday party bounce house, causing it to deflate on the children inside, the AP reports. Charles Wotruba of Port St. Lucie was arrested Friday, charged with disturbing the peace and trespassing.

Bounce House Goes Airborne, Injuring 5 Kids

2 are said to be severely hurt

(Newser) - South Carolina authorities say a bounce house was lifted into the air by a gust of wind, sending several children to the hospital, the AP reports. Taylors Fire Battalion Chief Ricky Reed told the Greenville News that the accident happened 2pm Saturday at a church carnival near Greenville. Springwell Church...

Freak Bouncy Castle Accident Proves Fatal

Summer Grant, 7, was carried away by high winds

(Newser) - A seven-year-old girl died on Saturday, all because she was playing in a bouncy castle. A gust of wind sent the inflatable rolling for about 500 feet in a park near London, England, with young Summer Grant trapped inside, the Telegraph reports. Taken to hospital, she died of multiple injuries....

Waterspout Sends Kids, Bounce House Flying

3 kids injured

(Newser) - A whirling column of air and water mist known as a waterspout came ashore and uprooted an inflatable bounce house with three children inside it on a South Florida beach yesterday. The children were injured but alert and conscious when they were taken to a hospital, Fort Lauderdale Police spokesman...

Boy in Coma After Bounce House Takes Flight

Another boy suffered multiple broken bones

(Newser) - One boy remains in a medically induced coma with head trauma and another is recovering from multiple broken bones after the bounce house they were playing in took flight on a strong gust of wind, reports the Glens Falls Post-Star in upstate New York. It happened Monday afternoon, when the...

Bounce Houses Take Flight, Injuring 13

Strong wind blows three castles away

(Newser) - Some 13 kids were injured when three bounce houses blew away in the wind on Saturday, taking flight with the children still in them. “It was the craziest thing you ever saw,” said a parent at the Oceanside, New York, kids’ soccer tournament that was hit by powerful...

Girls Hurt When Bounce House Blows Away

One lands on a nearby roof, suffers concussion

(Newser) - Everyone loves bouncing in a jumping castle—but in Arizona, things went horribly wrong when a bounce house was carried away by the wind on Saturday. Alissa Baray, 9, and her sister Jessica, 11, were inside the castle at the time, celebrating a birthday party, when a sudden gust of...

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