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

A nine-year-old boy sustained severe accidents after an inflatable zorb ball he was in was lifted into the air throughout a sudden gust of wind at Victoria Park in Southport, Merseyside. The incident occurred at around 2pm on Sunday in the course of the Southport Food and Drink Festival. Anonymous was taken to the hospital by air ambulance and remains there for therapy. Another zorb ball containing a child was also lifted into the air, but the baby was unharmed. Merseyside Police are investigating the cause for the incident.
A witness near the inflatable pool described the scene to Sky News: “There was an enormous gust of wind out of nowhere, causing people’s umbrellas, drinks and plates to fly about, then the wind ramped up in a cut up second. One child was blown out of the pool and the second simply flew up in the air at approximately 100ft (30m) and then 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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