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Nine children hurt at carnival after inflatable slide blows over

Published 03/08/2016

Police are at the scene in Swanage.
Police are at the scene in Swanage.

Nine children were hurt after an inflatable slide came loose from its moorings and blew over at a carnival.

Dorset Police said the children were treated by paramedics at the Swanage Carnival following the incident on Wednesday afternoon.

One of the children was taken to hospital in Poole as a precaution and three others went to the minor injuries unit at Swanage Hospital for further assessment.

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.

"In total, nine children were treated at the scene," a police spokeswoman said.

"Most were described as walking wounded and were cared for by on-site paramedics before going home. None of the injuries sustained are being described as serious."

An air ambulance also attended the scene but was stood down.

Earlier this year, seven-year-old Summer Grant, from Norwich, died after the bouncy castle she was playing on was blown away by a gust of wind in Harlow, Essex.

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