Bounce House Dangers

More kids were injured Monday when a bounce house went flying through the air, and the scary moments were all caught on camera.

No question about it, bounce houses are super popular.

But during Memorial Day weekend, more proof of how dangerous these bouncers can be.
Watch that waterspout in the ocean.

Beachgoers in Fort Lauderdale enjoying the sighting.

But then it comes ashore, whipping up sand, that blue tent.

Three young kids inside, hanging on for dear life as their bounce house goes airborne. Cell phone video capturing it all, posted on Facebook.

Police say the children were above the trees before they were tossed out.

Luckily they landed on sand, injured but alive.

And there have been other accidents caught on camera.

In Colorado last year, two kids were hurt when high winds sent this bounce house tumbling.

In 2011, 13 people were hurt when it happened on Long Island.

And remember this from upstate New York? Two kids seriously injured when wind sent them airborne. They fell out plummeting 20 feet to the ground.

Dan Stuckey is the general manager of “Jump and Jam”, a safety-certified bounce house company.

He says, the best advice, something so many of us forget, is to lock the bounce house down.

Experts say, most accidents happen when people don’t follow the instructions, like staking the bounce house into the ground on all sides.

Another tip, if the wind gets up to 15-20 miles per hour, bring the house down.

That’s the best way to avoid tragedy.

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