- Associated Press - Monday, June 20, 2016

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - No one was inside an inflatable bounce house when a strong wind gust sent it flying into a western New York electric power transmission tower during a child’s birthday party.

WIVB-TV in Buffalo reports (https://bit.ly/28IlQRX ) a family in the city of Niagara Falls had gathered Saturday for a backyard party when a big gust of wind blew the bounce house high into the air.

Video taken on a cellphone shows the bounce house briefly hovering above the trees before it veers toward nearby power lines, where it crashed into the top of a tower and deflated.

A National Grid crew later removed the object from the tower.

Two years earlier to the day, three children were injured when strong winds lifted a bounce house off the ground in South Glens Falls in eastern New York.



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