Published: Wed, July 04, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Girl thrown from bouncy castle in United Kingdom dies

Girl thrown from bouncy castle in United Kingdom dies

An MP has called for bouncy castles in public places to be temporarily banned after the death of a young girl who was reportedly thrown from an inflatable located on a beach. She was taken to the James Paget hospital but died from her injuries. "I just saw the most awful thing in my life", said one of the witnesses.

According to the local Eastern Daily Press (EDP), a witness reported seeing the inflatable "explode" while another said the victim had been "catapulted" into the air.

In 2017, a jumping castle exploded outside a restaurant in northeastern Spain, catapulting a six-year-old girl 13 metres into the air.

Police cordon around the Bounce About play area at Gorleston beach.

She later died in hopsital, police confirmed in a statement several hours later.

An accident on a bouncy castle claimed the life of a young girl on Sunday, and a couple of lawmakers have expressed concern over the popular play equipment's safety.

Paramedics received over a dozen calls on Sunday morning and were on the scene in four minutes, but the child went into cardiac arrest and could not be saved.

Ambulance teams took the child to the James Paget Hospital "in a serious medical condition". "Sadly, despite all of the efforts and interventions, she was pronounced deceased".

"A parent myself, I can't imagine the grief being experienced by the family during this hard time".

Mr Halfon is the MP for Harrow, in Essex, where seven-year-old Summer Grant, from Hellesdon, was killed when a bouncy castle blew free from its moorings in 2016.

A joint investigation into the death of the girl - who was visiting the beach with her family from Suffolk - has been launched by police and the Health and Safety Executive.

The inquest heard there were no detailed discussions about how the structure would be fixed to the ground.

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