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Three children are injured in freak jumping castle accident after ride was picked up by wind

‘Everyone was chasing after it’: Three children are injured after a freak gust of wind sends a jumping castle flying in the air at a country fair

  • Children were using the jumping castle at a fair in Bullsbrook, Perth on Sunday
  • Two-year-old boy fell from the castle as it went flying through the air
  • Witnesses reported seeing scenes of pandemonium as the castle went flying

Three children – including a toddler – have been injured in a freak accident when the jumping castle they were in was picked up by a strong gust of wind.

The children were using the jumping castle at a fair in Bullsbrook, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, on Sunday afternoon.

A two-year-old boy fell from the castle as it went flying through the air and had to be rushed to hospital, the West Australian reported.

 

Three children – including a toddler – have been injured in a freak accident when the jumping castle (pictured) they were in was picked up by a strong gust of wind

The children were using the jumping castle at a fair in Bullsbrook, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, on Sunday afternoon

The children were using the jumping castle at a fair in Bullsbrook, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, on Sunday afternoon

Witness Ashleigh Hort told 7 News there was pandemonium at the fair after the jumping castle flew into the air.

‘People [were] in shock, kids screaming and yeah it was horrible,’ she said.

‘Everyone was chasing after it I guess because there were kids on it, and it was deflating and they had to search through it to find the children.’  

Former police officer and Labor candidate Kim Travers was 50m away from the jumping castle when it flew into the air, and she described the scene as ‘very distressing’.

‘The children, fortunately, fell from the bouncy castle safely into the paddock and the services, who were on the scene, rushed over to see if the castle and kids were safe,’ she said. 

A St John Ambulance spokesman told Daily Mail Australia two children were taken to hospital while another was treated at the scene.

A two-year-old boy fell from the castle as it went flying through the air and had to be rushed to hospital

A two-year-old boy fell from the castle as it went flying through the air and had to be rushed to hospital

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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