Oklahoma students injured by wind-blown inflatable play area - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Oklahoma students injured by wind-blown inflatable play area

COMMERCE, Okla. (AP) - Three students have been injured at an end of school celebration in northeastern Oklahoma after winds topping 50 mph carried an inflatable play area through the air.

The Miami News-Record (http://bit.ly/2qz3iyL ) reports that five eighth-graders were inside an inflatable at a Commerce Middle School party Wednesday when the play area lifted from the ground and struck a tree.

Superintendent Jim Haynes says four students were taken to a local hospital. Two students were released without injuries, and two students required further medical attention.

Ottawa County Sheriff Jeremy Floyd says his office is working on an investigation and report about the incident.

A 2015 report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that between 2003 and 2013, over 113,000 injuries treated in emergency rooms were linked to inflatable amusements.

Information from: The Miami News-Record, http://www.miaminewsrecord.com

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Kelly defends plan for Russia back channel as a 'good thing'

    Kelly defends plan for Russia back channel as a 'good thing'

    Monday, May 29 2017 11:19 AM EDT2017-05-29 15:19:24 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 11:19 AM EDT2017-05-29 15:19:24 GMT

    Homeland Security secretary defends an alleged effort by top White House adviser Jared Kushner to create back-channel communications.

    Homeland Security secretary defends an alleged effort by top White House adviser Jared Kushner to create back-channel communications.

  • To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

    To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

    Monday, May 29 2017 11:00 AM EDT2017-05-29 15:00:10 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 11:00 AM EDT2017-05-29 15:00:10 GMT

    While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday would command more respect.

    While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday would command more respect.

  • Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval

    Trump lashes out at leaks, considers staff upheaval

    Monday, May 29 2017 10:49 AM EDT2017-05-29 14:49:56 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 10:49 AM EDT2017-05-29 14:49:56 GMT

    Frustrated with what he views as his team's inability to push back against the drumbeat of new revelations, Trump is seeking expanded teams of lawyers and experienced public relations hands.

    Frustrated with what he views as his team's inability to push back against the drumbeat of new revelations, Trump is seeking expanded teams of lawyers and experienced public relations hands.

Powered by Frankly