3 Kids Hurt When Wind Blows Bounce House Into Air

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 told 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 the stakes holding it down.

Officers say the girl was near the door and fell as it became airborne, suffering minor scrapes. The bounce house was about 15 feet off the ground when the boys tumbled out of the 10-foot-by10-foot toy.

One landed on a parked car while the other fell onto asphalt, The Post-Star reported.

"It was like a horror movie," one woman said. "It just kept going up and up. It cleared our building and the trees."

The wind blew the house from the front of an apartment complex, more than 50 feet in the air and into the field of a nearby school.

Both boys were still hospitalized Tuesday morning. Information on their injuries and conditions hasn't been released.

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