Contact Us

2 Glens Falls Boys Seriously Injured After Bounce House Flies Into The Air With Them Inside

There is horrifying news from Glens Falls today. Two boys, ages 5 and 6, were seriously injured when a strong wind blew the bounce house inflatable they were playing in over 50 feet into the air. According to the Post Star, one of the boys suffered a severe head trauma and both boys were sent to Albany Medical Center in serious condition. There was also a 10-year-old girl in the bounce house who suffered minor injuries.

Getty Images

It seems the girl had fallen from the structure just as it had risen in the air, but the boys fell from about 15 feet, one on a parked car and the other onto pavement. Both the officer who responded and the mother of the girl said it was staked down, but the strong gust of wind lifted it right off the ground.

According to the Post Star article, the mother also said that neither she or the other mothers realized the potential dangers that could come from using them on windy days. There is also a photo of the bounce house flying in the air in the original article. To see it just click the link above.

The bounce house was a very popular 10 x 10 inflatable sold by “little tykes.” I actually have one myself.  All I can say is please make sure your bounce houses are well staked, and perhaps even tied down, (I think I will be doing that), do not use them on windy days and make sure that children are always supervised closely when enjoying the inflatables.

More from WGNA

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wgna.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Today's Country - 107.7 WGNA quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Today's Country - 107.7 WGNA quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!