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Nine children injured after inflatable slide comes loose

The deflated slide. Credit: ITV Meridian

Nine children were hurt when an inflatable slide came loose from its moorings and blew over at a carnival.

One of the children was taken to hospital, while three others were taken to a minor injuries unit following the incident at Swanage Carnival in Dorset.

The five other children were described as "walking wounded", and after being cared for on-site by paramedics they went home.

None of the injuries were described as serious.

The deflated slide. Credit: ITV Meridian

Earlier it was reported that 13 children had been injured when a bouncy castle came loose from its moorings, but Dorset Police confirmed that the total was in fact nine and that it was an inflatable slide.

An air ambulance was called to the scene, but was stood down.

The inflatable slide belonged to a private stallholder attending the carnival and police said the Health and Safety Executive had been informed of the incident.

Thirteen children injured in bouncy castle incident

Thirteen children were treated for minor injuries after a bouncy castle came loose from its moorings at Swanage Carnival.

Two of the thirteen children were taken to Poole Hospital after complaining of neck pains, while a third remains being treated at the scene.

The other 10 children either stayed to enjoy the carnival or went home.

None of the injuries are described as serious.

Dorset Police remain at the scene in Shore Road, speaking to festival organisers.

Two children taken to hospital after bouncy castle incident

The scene at Sandpit field in Shore Road, Swanage.

Three children aged six and seven were injured when a bouncy castle came loose from its moorings at Swanage Carnival.

One child was treated at the scene, while the other two have been taken to Poole hospital with neck injuries.

We received the call at 1.42pm to reports that an inflatable slide had blown over and reports that three children had been injured.

Two of the children were reported to be suffering from neck pain and they have been taken to Poole Hospital.

The third child was treated on scene.

There is nothing to suggest their injuries are serious.

– A spokesperson for South Western Ambulance Service

The spokesperson for South Western Ambulance Service noted that conditions at the scene were windy.

Air ambulance called to bouncy castle incident

The bouncy castle came loose from its moorings in Shore Road, Swanage. Credit: Google Maps

An air ambulance has been called to treat children injured in Dorset after a bouncy castle came loose from its moorings at the Swanage Carnival.

Dorset Police received reports at 1.46pm today that a bouncy castle came loose on Shore Road, Swanage. A number of children are being treated by paramedics. The air ambulance is attending.

– A Dorset Police spokesperson

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