Girl thrown 20 feet into the air from bouncy castle, dies

A police cordon was in place following the incident

A police cordon was in place following the incident

The girl was thrown from an inflatable trampoline at Gorleston beach at about 11:00 BST on Sunday and died in hospital of her injuries.

Images from the scene showed police guarding a cordoned-off area with the deflated bouncy castle inside.

One witness claimed in a post on social media that the bouncy castle in Gorleston had "exploded" and that the child was thrown several feet into the air, the Evening Standard reported.

The youngster, who has not been named by police, was injured in Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk, on Sunday morning.

The girl, whose name and age is not yet known, was taken to James Paget Hospital in a "serious medical condition".

According to a report by The Telegraph, the police at Norfolk, in England, were called soon after.

He tweeted: "After two horrific tragedies, government need to look at update of regulations and inspection regime and consider a temporary ban on bouncy castles in public areas until we can be sure that they are safe".

A witness, Kayla-Ann Weaver, who was sitting just a few metres from where the incident took place, said she'd never let her girls play on a jumping castle, The Sun reports.

The area of beach where the incident happened has now been cordoned off as police launched a joint investigation with health and safety officials.

The East of England Ambulance Service said it received more than a dozen calls just after 11am. "I believe it was an inflatable trampoline".

Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

The seven-year-old was killed in March 2016 after a gust of wind lifted the inflatable from its moorings at an Easter fair in Harlow, Essex.

The girl was seriously injured and suffered a cardiac arrest when paramedics arrived, frantically trying to keep her alive with CPR.

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