Two Kids in Arizona Injured When Wind Lifted Jumping Castle 15 Feet

Two Kids in Arizona Injured When Wind Lifted Jumping Castle 15 Feet  Two young children in Arizona were recently injured when an inflatable jumping castle was lifted into the air by a dust devil.

The kids, a boy and girl, were inside the attraction when the strong wind lifted it 15 feet into the air and across three lanes of traffic before setting it down on the median of Speedway Boulevard, according to CNN.

The children involved in the incident have been taken to the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries, Tucson Fire Department spokeswoman Trish Tracy explained.

According to ABC News, the incident occurred at a children's festival at the Arabian Oasis cultural center. Bill Pace, director of the center, said he thought that the tethers that kept the jumping castle on the ground were secure, and that he tried to stop the attraction from flying away with the children inside but was knocked to the ground by the wind.

"It just absolutely lifted it up. If the wind was strong enough to certainly put me on the ground that means it's a very strong wind," he explained.