7-Year-Old Girl Dies After Bouncy Castle Blows Away In ‘Freak’ Gust Of Wind

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This is absolutely horrifying.

A 7-year-old girl in Britain died over the weekend after a bouncy castle she was playing in blew away by a strong gust of wind.

According to reports, Summer Grant was treated at the Essex fair on Saturday and airlifted to the hospital, but was unable to be saved.

The inflatable attraction flew over trailers after a “freak” gust of wind pulled the safety stakes out of the ground, launching the castle over trailers and sending it rolling down the bottom of a hill.

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Ray Smith, a representative of the Showman’s Guild of Great Britain, said that if the winds had been consistently high, the castle and other inflatables would have been closed, explaining:

“It was a freak gust of wind that caught everyone unaware…Everyone here is absolutely devastated, in fact, everyone in the fairground industry is shattered by this. It’s so appalling that this little girl came to have a lovely day out with her family and lost her life.”

The two people from the firm that runs the bouncy castle — a 27-year-old man and 24-year-old woman — were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence.

In the wake of the incident, the park’s entrance was decorated with tributes to Summer, with a card that read:

“God has taken a beautiful girl for his angel. RIP Princess.”

Police are trying to obtain video footage of the incident to use in their investigation.

Our hearts go out to Summer’s loved ones at this trying time.

[Image via Fox News.]

Mar 28, 2016 11:25am PDT

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