2-Year-Old Boy Dies After Getting Carried Away in Bounce House by Wind in 'Tragic Accident'


The toddler suffered fatal injuries in the incident in Arizona on April 27 GoFundMe Karl, Bodhi and Cristy A 2-year-old boy has died and another child is injured after being blown away in a bounce house in Arizona. The tragic incident occurred at around 5:00 p.m. local time on Saturday, April 27, when the bounce house in which the children were playing became “airborne” in the wind and flew “into the neighboring lot,” the Pinal County Sheriff’s office said in a statement to PEOPLE. "PCSO was called to the area of W. Rosemead Dr. and N. Bel Air Rd. outside of Casa Grande. That afternoon, several children were playing in a bounce house when a strong gust of wind sent it airborne into the neighboring lot," the Sheriff's Office said. Police added that both children were sent to the hospital for their injuries, where the 2-year-old later died. The second child received “non-life threatening injuries” in the incident.  Related: Mom’s Son Mysteriously Died in His Sleep. Now She Keeps His Memory Alive by Helping Other Kids (Exclusive) The young victim was identified as 2-year-old Bodhi, the son of Cristy and firefighter Karl, in a post on Instagram shared by the father’s colleagues at Phoenix Fire Station on April 29.  Amid the tragedy, the grieving parents are expecting their second child in May.  Police called the incident a “tragic accident,” adding in their statement to PEOPLE, “We would like to extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the grieving family.” A GoFundMe page has been set up for Bodhi's parents by a family friend. The total of donations so far has reached over $105,000. Related: 26-Year-Old Chef Dies Running Nashville Half-Marathon: ‘Treasured Son, Brother, Boyfriend, and Friend’ “On April 27th, while playing in a bounce house, Bodhi was lifted airborne by a sudden gust of wind, resulting in fatal injuries. This devastating loss has left Karl and Cristy grappling with unimaginable grief,” the friend wrote in a message. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. “Adding to their challenges, Cristy is due to give birth to their second child on May 31, 2024. Amidst their sorrow, they face the daunting task of preparing for the arrival of their newborn,” the message continued.  “As a community, we want to offer our support and alleviate the financial burden that accompanies such tragedies. Your donations will help Karl and Cristy focus on grieving their beloved Bodhi while also preparing for the new chapter in their lives.” For more People news, make sure to sign up for our newsletter! Read the original article on People. (People.com Latest News) More More

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