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2 kids injured when wind sends bounce pad flying near Lincoln

October 5, 2018

A boy and a girl were taken to a Lincoln hospital Wednesday night after high winds struck a pumpkin-shaped bounce pad and sent it flying.

The children were at JK’s Pumpkin Patch at 757 Bluff Road, just north of Lincoln, when a gust of wind struck about 6 p.m., according to a spokeswoman for the pumpkin patch.

The 5-year-old girl suffered a broken arm and a 2-year-old boy remains in critical condition at Bryan West Hospital, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Capt. Tom Brookhouser said Thursday morning.

Amanda Kadavy said Thursday that she and her husband, Josh, operate the pumpkin patch on their family farm.

“(The wind) came up from out of nowhere,” Kadavy said. “The event was getting over and people were already leaving when it happened. We’re asking for prayers for the (injured) children and the support of the community.”

The National Weather Service in Valley said winds were gusting up to 58 mph just south of the Lincoln Airport at 6 p.m. The incident is under investigation by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. — Kevin Cole

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