Nine children injured after inflatable slide broke free at fair

Swanage Carnival is a week long event in Swanage, Dorset. © Copyright Mike Searle
Swanage Carnival is a week long event in Swanage, Dorset. © Copyright Mike Searle

An investigation has been launched after nine children were injured when a giant inflatable slide blew over during a carnival in Dorset today.

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None of the injures were described as serious.

"In total, nine children were treated at the scene," a police spokeswoman said.

"Most were described as walking wounded and were cared for by on-site paramedics before going home. None of the injuries sustained are being described as serious."

The incident happened at the Swanage Carnival in Dorset when a bouncy castle came loose from it's moorings and blew over.

Earlier this year, seven-year-old Summer Grant, from Norwich, died after the bouncy castle she was playing on was blown away by a gust of wind in Harlow, Essex.

 

 

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