Two toddlers injured after bouncy house flew 50-60 feet

2 Toddlers Injured After Bouncy House Flies Away

Two toddlers in New Hampshire were seriously injured after a bouncy house they were playing in Sunday was picked up by the wind and tossed 50 to 60 feet.

One witness told WBZ-TV, "It flew up, and then it -- from what I recall -- it flipped and then it was gone in an instant."

The two boys, who are 2 and 3-years-old, were playing in the house that was inflated to dry out after a storm.

The owner of the bounce house told WHDH the house wasn't secured to the ground and isn't sure how the children got inside. "It was missing spikes to go into the ground and it only had three tethers on it and it's supposed to have four."

The 2-year-old was airlifted to a medical center in Boston in critical condition, and the 3-year-old was taken by ambulance to another hospital. Investigators warn against children playing in these houses unsupervised.

Earlier this year three children in New York were injured when a bouncy house flew 50 feet and two others suffered injuries when strong winds knocked around one of the play houses in Colorado.

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Two toddlers injured after bouncy house flew 50-60 feet

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