Lifeguard performed CPR for '15 minutes' on four-year-old after bouncy castle exploded
A four-year-old girl was thrown 6 metres in the air and killed after a bouncy castle 'exploded in the heat'.
Witnesses watched in horror as a lifeguard and paramedics fought to save her life - performing CPR for 15 minutes.
The tragedy took place on Gorleston beach in the UK.
"We heard a very loud bang and there was a lot of confusion" - a young girl has died after being thrown from a bouncy castle on Gorleston beach in Norfolk. Sarah Allard was at the beach when it happened
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The child was taken to James Paget Hospital but she later died from her injuries, Norfolk Police have said.
Mirror.co.uk quotes eye-witness Kayla-ann Weaver, who was sitting only metres away from the accident.
She said she heard "a big bang" before seeing paramedics rush onto the scene and carry out CPR on the girl.
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"It is terrible," she added. "Cherish every moment you never know what could happen in a blink of an eye.
"Never ever will I let my girls on a bouncy castle ever."
Another eye-witness, Kara Longshaw, stated: "Please do not allow your children on a bouncy castle in this heat." She added: "Totally heartbroken to hear that the little girl didn’t make it. Thoughts and prayers go out to her family."
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A third person who was on the beach at the time said that the "bouncy castle was not like one I have seen before," adding that "it was like a trampoline so you could jump a lot higher on it than a normal one".
Last month, two fairground workers were jailed for manslaughter after a bouncy castle blew away with seven-year-old Summer Grant inside, in Essex in March 2016.