Nebraska toddler dies of trauma in wind-tossed inflatable

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old Nebraska boy died and his sister was injured when wind tore the giant inflatable he was playing on from its moorings and tossed it nearly 30 feet (9 meters) into the air.

The Lancaster County sheriff’s office says Caleb Acuna suffered severe head trauma in the ordeal Wednesday evening at JK’s Pumpkin Patch, near Lincoln. Caleb was taken off life support Thursday.

Caleb had been playing on the bounce pillow with his 5-year-old sister, Arra, when an estimated 59 mph (95 kilometers per hour) wind gust threw the inflatable into the sky.

Raymond Fire Safety Officer Nick Monnier says Caleb became wrapped up inside the inflatable, which landed more than 100 feet (30 meters) away. Arra fell from the inflatable and suffered a broken arm.

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