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Children injured after bouncy castle comes loose in Swanage

Nine children were treated for minor injuries after a bouncy castle came loose from its moorings at Swanage 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 remaining injured children were described as "walking wounded".

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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.

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