The toy bouncy house was set up by a neighbor of the family, whose home is located at a Ferry Boulevard townhouse. Witnesses told WTEN the house was secured to the ground, prior to the accident. It went airborne with the motor still attached.
A girl and two young boys were inside the bouncy house when a gust of wind yanked the toy off the ground on Monday.
The girl fell out as the bouncy house started to float away. However, two boys were still inside and did not fall out until the bouncy house was between 15 and 20 feet off the ground.
Chief Andre Delvaux of the Moreau Emergency Squad responded to the scene.
“We were presented with two patients. One in the middle of the road, and then one in the adjacent parking lot of the apartment complex,” he said. “The family was screaming. It was very traumatic for the family.”
Steven Van Guilder is the Executive Director of the Moreau Emergency Squad. He was first on scene.
The boys were flown to Albany Medical Center with serious injuries. One boy remains in an induced coma.
Police have recovered the bounce house and stakes that were scattered around the property. They are currently investigating what happened.