Nine children were injured in an accident with a bouncy castle during a football tournament in Gondershausen in the Rhein-Hunsrück district – five of them seriously. The police in Koblenz said four of the little patients were flown to clinics in a rescue helicopter on Sunday. In total, there were nine injured children in the accident at a sports field.

After initial investigations, the bouncy castle was caught by the wind and pulled up several meters, the police said. The playing children fell from a height of four to five meters. The police seized the bouncy castle. In the afternoon, officers loaded the shell of the gaming device onto a police bus. A police helicopter was also in action. A children’s football tournament had been held on the sports field.