Kids hurt after jumping castle ‘flew away’
A family gathering in NSW's Riverina region quickly turned into a nightmare after a jumping castle was sent flying into the air by a random gust of wind, leaving two children with serious injuries.
Paramedics, including three crews and a rescue helicopter, were called to a children's party in the backyard of a home in Tabbita, north of Griffith, just after 2pm on Sunday.
A 10-year-old girl was treated for a leg injury and a 10-year-old boy was treated for an arm injury and neck pain.
The two children were rushed to Griffith Airport before being flown to Wagga Wagga hospital in a serious but stable condition.
"It appears a random gust of wind has hit at a family gathering, lifting the inflatable castle around seven metres into the air, dropping two kids onto the ground," NSW Ambulance inspector Markus Zarnis said.
"This would have been a terrifying experience for everyone at the scene."
He said the jumping castle "really took off" and landed "a few hundred metres" away from its initial location.
"Our crews did a fantastic job to stabilise the youngsters," Mr Zarnis said.
Originally published as Kids hurt after jumping castle 'flew away'