Weekend storm picks up trampoline, drops it in palm trees

Weekend storm picks up trampoline, drops it in palm trees
(Source: Tucson News Now)
(Source: Tucson News Now)

The first monsoon rains of the 2018 season took one victim; a trampoline.

A large trampoline on the east side near 22nd St. and Sarnoff Dr. was caught in the wind during storms over Tucson and ended up wedged between 2 palm trees, more than 30 feet in the air.

"I've been here 30 years and I've never seen anything like that," says Steve Maxey, who lives nearby where the tree came to rest between the two trees, in front of a neighbors house. "That blows me away. I just thank God no one was hurt."

"I was sleeping when I heard this loud metallic crash," says Dan Hirtzel, who lives next door. "I wasn't sure exactly what happened, but my wife noticed our neighbor behind us, their trampoline was no longer there. This morning I realized that it's in my other neighbors tree."

"That's funny, I didn't even see it at first," says Santiago. He lives nearby, and lost part of his roof and carport to the storm. "The whole trampoline just laying up there. It was a strong storm, that's for sure."

To avoid your trampoline becoming the next victim this monsoon season, always be sure to tie down and secure it before any major storm or windy day.

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