Boys injured when bounce house flies away

Gust of wind threw structure 50 feet in the air

SOUTH GLEN FALLS, N.Y. - A children's party turned tragic on Monday when a gust of wind hurled an inflatable bounce house into the air with children inside.

Two young boys were admitted to the hospital with serious injuries after falling about 15 feet from the inflatable structure. The bounce house itself eventually soared 50 feet into the air.

The incident occurred outside an apartment complex in New York state.

According to The Post-Star, a large gust of wind lifted the structure and spun it around while it was lifted up. One of the boys fell on a parked car about 20 feet away while the other boy was thrown 30 to 40 feet from the original location of the bounce house.

South Glen Falls Police did not release the condition of the boys, but a neighbor told The Post-Star that the boy who landed on the car suffered a serious head injury. The other reportedly suffered two broken arms.

The 10-foot-by-10-foot bounce house was not enclosed at the top.

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