Corn Maize call makes Good Morning America
On Sunday October 15th Adams responded for a call at the Corn Maize for a bounce house that was lifted out of the air by a strong gust of wind with between 20-25 people in it. It was also reported that 1 person was dragged by the bounce house while it was in the air. In the end 1 person was transported to the hospital while others signed off medical treatment.
On Monday October 16th our incident was featured on Good Morning America in addition to safety with bounce houses in windstorms. A press release from the incident is attached below.
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office Communications Center received several 9-1-1 calls reporting a bounce house, located at "The Maize", was thrown into the air as the result of a wind gust.
The bounce house traveled approximately 50 feet from its original location. There were several children playing on the bounce house at the time it went airborne. The children were treated for minor injuries at the scene.
A 76 year old female was standing next to the bounce house. When the bounce house went airborne, she was struck and dragged by the bounce house approximately 20 feet. She was transported by Twin-City Ambulance to E.C.M.C for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.