Waterspout Lifts Bounce House Into Air With Three Kids Inside (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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A waterspout on Fort Lauderdale beach in Florida lifted an inflatable bounce house above some trees, a parking lot and a four-lane street today.

WSVN aired a cell phone video (below) of the waterspout coming off the ocean, hitting a canopy and lifting the bounce house high into the air.

The bounce house was tied to a concrete basketball hoop pole, but the strength of the waterspout broke the pole, noted the Associated Press.

The children all fell out of the bounce house while it was airborne, noted NBC Miami. 

They were taken to the Broward Health Medical Center.

Shamoya Ferguson, 6, suffered head and back injuries, while her step-brother A.J., 11, had a broken arm and injured lip. The third child, 5, was released from the hospital.

Because the waterspout made it on shore, it is technically a tornado. The National Weather Service reported it as a EF-0 tornado.

Sources: Associated Press, NBC Miami, WSVN
Image Credit: WSVN Screenshot