The bounce house was not in service and was placed in a restricted area of the farm where festival goers were not allowed to be. The farmer said the house was only inflated so it would be able to dry out due to the rain that was coming, but it was not to be used.
Onlookers say they saw the bounce house fly in the air before it fell in a nearby orchard. The two-year-old boy was taken by plane to Tuft’s Medical in Boston and the three-year-old was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital.
This is not the first time this year a bounce house incident has occurred. Earlier this year three children were injured when a bounce house they were in was picked up by a gust of wind in New York. You can read more about that incident by reading our previous blog post here.
It is likely an investigation will be conducted to make sure the bounce house was in fact in a restricted area and that festival goers were informed in some manner that it was not to be used.
ABC News via GOOD MORNING AMERICA, “2 Toddlers Injured in Bouncy House Accident.”