5 kids hurt after jumping castles get airborne

Strong winds have picked up two jumping castles at a church carnival in South Carolina, leaving five children with injuries.

One of the inflatables crashed into a tree and the other hit a power line, according to CNN.

The children were taken to hospital but their condition was not clear.


Brandon Robinson told CNN he and his wife took their children to the fair. His children were in line for a inflatable jump ‘n slide when the wind suddenly picked up.

“As I turned to my left I saw the first (jumping castle) pick up about 10, 15 feet into the air,” he told CNN.

“I didn’t see any kids fall out, but it came slamming right back down to the ground.

“About 10 seconds after that one picked up, the one right next to it just slung about 25 to 30 feet up in the air, got caught by the power lines, and hung there about 10 or 15 seconds.”

The lines snapped and the bounce house fell to the ground.

One child could be heard screaming call 911.