Tragic incident in Arizona as child killed when strong winds lift bounce house into the air

Tragedy Strikes as Bounce House Tragically Lifted by Wind, Resulting in the Death of a 2-Year-Old Child and Injury of Another

Over the weekend in Casa Grande, Arizona, a devastating incident occurred when a strong gust of wind lifted a bounce house into the air. The powerful force caused the untimely death of a 2-year-old child, while another child suffered injuries. This heartbreaking incident serves as a stark reminder of the potential dangers associated with inflatable structures when exposed to adverse weather conditions.

According to KTVK, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office reported that the incident occurred around 5 p.m. on Saturday. Several children were playing inside a bounce house when a sudden gust of wind caused the bounce house to be lifted into the air and land in a nearby lot.

A tragic incident unfolded as a two-year-old child was rushed to the hospital following a devastating accident. Sadly, the young boy succumbed to his injuries. In a heart-wrenching revelation, it was revealed that the little one was the son of a Phoenix firefighter, as shared by Phoenix Firehouse 25 on their Instagram page.

According to CNN, the other child sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.

“This seems to have been a tragic accident,” stated Lauren Reimer, spokesperson for the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. She added, “Our deepest condolences go out to the grieving family during this difficult time.”

It remains unclear whether the bounce house was properly secured and anchored at the time. According to CNN, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission advises that it should be, and that wind speeds should not exceed 15 to 25 mph during use.

According to The Associated Press, regulations or guidelines for setting up bounce houses are only in place in a handful of states across the country.

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