Young girl dies after being thrown from bouncy castle

The girl was reportedly thrown from the bouncy castle

Image The girl was reportedly thrown from the bouncy castle

An MP has called for bouncy castles in public places to be temporarily banned after the death of a young girl who was reportedly thrown from an inflatable located on a beach.

Superintendent Roger Wiltshire said: "We were called to a report of an inflatable trampoline apparently bursting on Gorleston beach, following a call to the ambulance service".

Norfolk Police said officers were called to the scene at around 11.15am on Sunday and a joint investigation with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local council is under way.

One witness said: 'Just seen the most horrific thing in my life. The inflated trampoline threw away the little girl in a pink dress as it exploded with a loud bang.

Images of the scene showed an area of the beach, with what appeared to be crumpled canvas and abandoned deck chairs, cordoned off by police.

She later died in hopsital, police confirmed in a statement several hours later.

Ambulance teams took the child to the James Paget Hospital "in a serious medical condition".

The latest death comes just two years after a seven-year-old girl died when the bouncy castle she was on blew away because it had not been properly secured.

A post-mortem is due to take place following the tragedy on Gorleston beach in Norfolk on Sunday morning.

Paramedics performed CPR but the youngster was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

Married couple William and Shelby Thurston, aged 29 and 26, were each jailed for three years after being found guilty of manslaughter by negligence.

"We would like to thank everyone who rushed to respond to the young patient, and did everything possible to give her treatment and care".

Ms Furmedge, from Chester-le-Street, and Ms Collings, from Seaham, died from injuries suffered when they fell from the artwork.

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