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    Two Colorado Children Injured After Inflatable Slide Blows Across Field

    By By Kevin Byrne, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    June 03, 2014, 11:11:22 AM EDT

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    Two 10-year old children were injured on Saturday after the inflatable slide they were playing on was blown across a park in Littleton, Colorado.

    The slide was reportedly tossed about 300 feet according to ABC News.

    The children’s conditions were not immediately known.

    AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Erik Pindrock said observations from Centennial Airport, about five miles east of Littleton, reported winds gusts of up to 41 mph around 2 p.m. MDT.

    Pindrock added that shortly after the strong winds there was a shower that moved through the area, but prior to the gusty shower, winds were light.

    Just last month, three children were injured in South Glens Falls, New York, when a bounce house they were playing in was lifted into the air by a strong gust of wind or a ‘freak dust devil.’

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    "Wind gusts can be very localized and also depending on terrain and structures, winds can be funneled and become much stronger than other nearby areas," AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Eric Leister said after the incident in South Glens Falls.

    These inflatable attractions are commonly popular with younger children. As a safety precaution, they should be fastened with stakes in the ground.

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