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Another bounce house carried away by wind

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An inflatable slide was lifted by wind and tumbled nearly 300 feet with a child inside Saturday in Colorado. (Source: KUSA/CNN) An inflatable slide was lifted by wind and tumbled nearly 300 feet with a child inside Saturday in Colorado. (Source: KUSA/CNN)

LITTLETON, CO (CNN) - Two children were injured when a bounce house went airborne Saturday.

Parents and players in a Lacrosse tournament watched helplessly as a strong gust of wind blew the inflatable slide across the field.

"All of a sudden, it picks up and there's a girl going down the slide," said witness Vannessa Atencio. "She flies out about 8 feet in the air."

The 10-year-old girl was thrown from it right away, but an 11-year-old boy continued to tumble inside another 200 to 300 feet before it came to a stop. Both are recovering from minor injuries.

Airbound, the company operating the bounce slide, said it maintained all safety precautions, including having staff at the site.

"We did have the inflatable properly staked to the ground," said owner Don Kennedy. "We do wish that we had been able to foresee the microburst wind and shut the ride down prior to this incident occurring."

Last month in upstate New York, three children playing inside a bounce house were sent flying nearly two stories high by strong winds. In 2011, 13 people were injured when another inflatable swept into a crowd of onlookers at a soccer game in Long Island.

Also in 2011, another accident was caught on camera at a fifth grade graduation party ion Tucson, AZ.

Copyright 2014 CNN. KUSA, KGUN, News 12 Long Island and Post-Star.com contributed to the report. All rights reserved.

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