Jumping castle with kids inside sent flying into the air
A jumping castle with children inside took off seven metres into the air and left two kids with injuries in a freak accident at a family gathering that's been described as a "terrifying experience" for those involved.
Paramedics were called to a children's party in the backyard of a home in Tabbita, north west NSW just after 2pm on Sunday following reports a jumping castle had been lifted into the air by a gust of wind.
Upon arrival, paramedics treated a 10-year-old girl for a leg injury and a 10-year-old boy for an arm injury and neck pain.
The children were transported to Griffith Airport by road before being airlifted to Wagga Wagga hospital in a serious but stable condition.
NSW Ambulance Inspector Markus Zarins said the family gathering took an unexpected turn with the freak accident.
"It appears that 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.
"This would have been a terrifying experience for everyone at the scene. The jumping castle really took off landing a few hundred metres away from its initial location."
Originally published as Jumping castle with kids inside sent flying into the air