MIAMI (AP) – Two of the three children tossed onto a South Florida beach from a bounce house sent flying by a waterspout have been sent home from a hospital with minor injuries, hours after the inflatable was sent airborne above palm trees and a four-lane road, police said.
Authorities said the two children were sent home Monday and a third child was in stable condition and being held overnight for observation after the waterspout lifted up the bounce house from the beach.
No pedestrians or vehicles were hit when that and a second, unoccupied bounce house went flying, police added.
All three children were quickly thrown to the beach Monday as the bounce houses were uprooted and both inflatables then crashed in a parking lot across a state road, police said. The injured children were alert and conscious when they were taken to a hospital, Fort Lauderdale Police spokesman Keven Dupree said.
A police statement Monday evening said two of the children were treated for minor fractures and released while the third was stable at Broward Health Medical Center. Their identities were not released.
Police said no vehicles or pedestrians were hit by the bounce houses.