A jumping castle has been swept up by a “random” wind gust in regional NSW, injuring two young children playing inside.
The inflatable castle was lifted about seven metres into the air during a family gathering in the Riverina town of Tabbita, north of Griffith, on Sunday afternoon.
It dropped two 10-year-olds on the ground, with paramedics treating a girl for a leg injury and a boy who suffered an arm injury and neck pain.
NSW Ambulance Inspector Markus Zarins said a “random gust of wind” appeared to be the cause of the incident.
“This would have been a terrifying experience for everyone at the scene,” he said in a statement.
“The jumping castle really took off landing a few hundred metres away from its initial location.”
Both children were taken to Griffith Airport and airlifted to Wagga Wagga hospital in a serious but stable condition.