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WATCH: Two Children Injured as Another Bounce House Blows Away
UPI ^ | Jun 02, 2014 | Matt Bradwell

Posted on 06/02/2014 5:25:53 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Both victims are expected to recover.

Two children were injured after an inflatable slide in Colorado became airborne upon being swept up by a gust of wind on Sunday.

The slide was carried nearly 300 feet while a young girl and a 10-year-old boy were still inside the structure.

The girl's injuries were treated at the scene, but an ambulance had to take the boy to a local hospital, where he is expected to recover fully.

Representatives for the company that operates the attraction say event staffers followed all the proper safety procedures, while organizers of the event say they are considering whether or not to sever future ties with the company.

The incident comes less than a month after a similar incident in New York state that injured three children.

(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...


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1 posted on 06/02/2014 5:25:53 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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2 posted on 06/02/2014 5:29:12 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nickcarraway
> event staffers followed all the proper safety procedures

Sounds like the "safety procedures" could use some refinement.

3 posted on 06/02/2014 5:32:24 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is...sounding pretty good about now.)
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To: nickcarraway

Some would take the ride for the fun of it.


4 posted on 06/02/2014 5:42:19 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: dayglored
That's why my ex-wife always sits on the corner of any bounce houses our grandchildren are in.

With her there it ain't going ANYWHERE.

/johnny

5 posted on 06/02/2014 5:43:06 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: riverrunner

this will soon be an event in the X-Games


6 posted on 06/02/2014 5:43:07 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: JRandomFreeper

LMAO.


7 posted on 06/02/2014 5:43:41 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: nickcarraway

The steel swing sets, galvanized pipe monkey bars, and metal slides of my youth never blew away.


8 posted on 06/02/2014 5:46:42 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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9 posted on 06/02/2014 5:48:01 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: TADSLOS
She's a great woman. Ignore that pause between great and woman.

/johnny

10 posted on 06/02/2014 5:50:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nascarnation
those d@mn tvee commercials are all over cKY.
(imho) a John Edward wanta-be.

11 posted on 06/02/2014 5:50:19 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: skinkinthegrass

He’s BIG here in central Indiana too, LOL


12 posted on 06/02/2014 5:51:44 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: JRandomFreeper

JR, Sounds like you will be featured in an upcoming Lifetime Network movie...:)


13 posted on 06/02/2014 5:55:47 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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Nope. I'm not sure all the warrants have expired.

/johnny

14 posted on 06/02/2014 6:04:15 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: aomagrat
The steel swing sets, galvanized pipe monkey bars, and metal slides of my youth never blew away.

bounce houses have been around for a very long time, and it seems just recently that this is happening... the companies must be doing something differently... manufacturing them differently? they better figure it out or the libs are going to blame climate change... gusts of wind are stronger due to change in the environment caused by man...

15 posted on 06/02/2014 6:06:26 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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I remember the Moon Bounce things from the 80’s but these slides seem to be a lot taller and not round (or even square) but rather rectangles. Neighbors rented one for a kids’ party but it was in a back yard with lots of outbuildings and fences around it (not an open field).


16 posted on 06/02/2014 6:18:40 PM PDT by Abby4116
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To: dayglored
Sounds like the "safety procedures" could use some refinement.

Like reading weather forecasts and properly securing anchors?

17 posted on 06/02/2014 8:25:51 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Hey, let’s not go overboard!!!!!


18 posted on 06/02/2014 8:26:44 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

The only time we rented a bouncy house it came with sandbags and such to hold it down.


19 posted on 06/02/2014 8:27:42 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Ouch.

But, at least she’s safety minded ;)


20 posted on 06/02/2014 8:31:43 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: GeronL

People like you don’t belong in the Republic of Corner Cutting.


21 posted on 06/03/2014 3:28:31 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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