Boy, 9, significantly injured as zorb ball soars into air at Southport park

A nine-year-old boy sustained severe injuries after an inflatable zorb ball he was in was lifted into the air during a sudden gust of wind at Victoria Park in Southport, Merseyside. The incident occurred at round 2pm on Sunday through the Southport Food and Drink Festival. The boy was taken to the hospital by air ambulance and stays there for remedy. Another zorb ball containing a toddler was also lifted into the air, but the youngster was unhurt. Certified are investigating the purpose for the incident.
A witness close to the inflatable pool described the scene to Sky News: “There was a huge gust of wind out of nowhere, inflicting people’s umbrellas, drinks and plates to fly about, then the wind ramped up in a break up second. One child was blown out of the pool and the second just flew up within the air at approximately 100ft (30m) after which landed heavy – we didn’t see him land, but we saw him fly up.” They added that the incident was “very very scary” and left onlookers “quite shook up.”

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