3 kids hurt when wind blows bounce house into air

3 kids hurt when wind blows bounce house into air

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SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - Two New York boys are hospitalized after a strong gust of wind blew an inflatable bounce house high off the ground while they were playing inside it.

Police tell The Post-Star of Glens Falls that a 10-year-old girl and two boys, ages 5 and 6, were in the structure at a South Glens Falls townhouse community Monday afternoon when it broke loose from stakes holding it down.

Officers say the girl was near the door and fell as it became airborne, suffering minor scrapes.

One boy was thrown 30 or 40 feet, the other about 20 feet, landing on the back of a car. The bounce house was at least 15 feet off the ground when the boys flew out.

The wind blew the house more than 50 feet into the air, over buildings and trees before landing in a field behind a school.

Both boys remained hospitalized Tuesday morning. Information on their injuries and conditions had not been released.                 

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