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Boy Who Fell From Bouncy House Now In Coma — So Sad

Fri, May 16, 2014 2:36pm EDT by Lauren Cox 4 Comments
Bounce House Boy Coma
Courtesy of South Glens Falls Police Dept/Facebook

One of the little boys who dropped 15ft out of bouncy house after the wind lifted it 15 feet into the air has been put into a medically induced coma to help him recover from his severe head injuries.

On Monday, May 12, two little boys were seriously injured when a bouncy house flew 15 ft into the air while they were still inside. Both boys remain in the hospital, and even though they are both reportedly stable, one of the little boys has been put into a medically induced coma by doctors.

Boy Fell From Airborne Bounce House Now In Coma

This scary accident continues to plague the residents of South Glens Falls, New York.

When a bouncy house took off into the sky on May 15, it did so with three small children inside: two boys, ages 5 and 6, as well as a 10-year-old girl.

The little girl fell out of the bouncy house almost immediately, and got away with just a few scrapes and bruises. But the two little boys did not fall out of the bouncy house until it was at least 15 feet in the air, which left them with severe injuries.

Now, one of those little boys has reportedly been put into a medically induced coma at the Albany Medical Center due to the severity of his head injury, according to the Daily Mail.

The little boy in a medically induced coma reportedly fell out of the bouncy house while it was floating approximately 15 feet over a parking lot, and he hit his head on a car’s bumper before hitting the ground.

Medically induced comas are often used by doctors in cases of extreme head injuries to allow the brain time to heal properly. The induced coma drastically lowers the amount of energy used by the brain, so that it can heal and any swelling inside the skull will go down.

While the second little boy remains stable, he is still in the hospital recovering from a significant amount of injuries.

After falling out of the bouncy house from approximately 15ft in the air and landing on the pavement, he has two broken arms, a broken jaw, broken facial orbital bone, and doctors believe he may have also ruptured his spleen.

At this time, an investigation into the accident continues, but police do not believe charges will be filed in what they are referring to as a “tragic accident.”

Our thoughts and prayers remain with the two little boys and their families as they recover.

— Lauren Cox

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