Two girls hurt after inflatable jumping castle blows away - Tucson News Now

Two girls hurt after inflatable jumping castle blows away

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By Van Nguyen - email

MARANA, AZ (KOLD) - A 9-year-old girl remains in the pediatric emergency room at University Medical Center Saturday night, after firefighters got her down off a roof.

Investigators say she was playing in an inflatable jumping castle with an 11-year-old girl when a strong gust of wind carried them away.

It happened at a home in the 7900 block of North Ironwood Reserve Way, in the Continental Reserve neighborhood in Marana.

The girl landed on the roof of a nearby house.

She suffered serious head injuries.

Neighbor Tonya Rerecic heard the debris hitting the side of her house.

She looked out from her second story window, and saw the bouncy house rolling over a roof.

She went outside and saw a neighbor running with a ladder.

Rerecic says she saw a young man sitting at the edge of the neighbor's roof with a child.

He held the bloody child in his arms.

An 11-year-old girl also fell out of the castle.

She had minor injuries.

Rerecic described how the wind picked up suddenly.

She says, "It was very forceful.  It picked up the trampoline and the jumping castle and destroyed the trampoline."

Rerecic says the wind was so strong, it dragged a 40-pound motor from the inflatable castle across a yard.

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