2 girls hurt as winds toss jumping castle in S. Arizona

MARANA, AZ - Authorities say two young sisters who were injured Saturday after being thrown from a jumping castle have been released from the hospital.

The 9-year-old and 11-year-old were reportedly playing inside a bounce house when the inflatable castle was tossed into the air by high winds.

KGUN9.com in Tucson reports the play room was set up for a birthday party in the backyard of a home near Silverbell and Twin Peaks Road in Marana, when winds lifted the castle into the air, ejecting the girls.

The 11-year-old reportedly suffered serious head injuries, and her younger sister was also injured when the castle traveled about 100 feet and landed about 13 feet off the ground, on a neighbor's roof. The 9-year-old fell to the ground and the 11-year-old struck her head when she landed on the roof.

The girls were taken to University Medical Center for treatment of their injuries.

Officials said the sisters were released from the hospital Sunday and are recuperating at home.
 

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