Kids, woman hurt as wind sends NY bounce house airborne

WHEATFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say several children and a 76-year-old woman have been treated for injuries sustained when a wind gust sent a bounce house airborne at a western New York event.

The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office says the inflatable structure was set up at a corn maze in the town of Wheatfield on Sunday when a strong gust of wind lifted it into the air and blew it about 50 feet.

Deputies say several children inside the bounce house suffered minor injuries. Police say a woman standing next to it was dragged about 20 feet. She was treated at a Buffalo hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The sheriff’s office is investigating.

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