Ft. Lauderdale-- All three children were quickly thrown to the beach Monday as the bounce houses were uprooted and both inflatables then crashed in a parking lot across a state road, police said. The injured children were alert and conscious when they were taken to a hospital, Fort Lauderdale Police spokesman Keven Dupree said.
A police statement Monday evening said two of the children were treated for minor fractures and released while the third was stable at Broward Health Medical Center. Their identities were not released.
Police said no vehicles or pedestrians were hit by the bounce houses.
Video on local television stations showed the waterspout — a whirling column of air and water mist — moving from the ocean onto the sand of Fort Lauderdale beach, tossing a canopy and rolling one of the bounce houses before lifting it into the air