Emergency services called to serious incident Gorleston beach

Emergency services called to serious incident Gorleston beach

An MP has called for bouncy castles in public places to be temporarily banned after the death of a young girl who was reportedly thrown from an inflatable located on a beach.

On Sunday, eyewitnesses and lifeboat crews tried to save the girl in Gorleston-on-Sea, who sustained multiple injuries, but she later died in hospital.

In a post on Facebook, she wrote: "Just seen the most horrific thing in my life".

The girl, who has not yet been named, died after being thrown from a bouncy castle around 11am.

She later died in hopsital, police confirmed in a statement several hours later. "I will never let my son on one again".

A police cordon remains at the scene while enquiries continue.

Ambulance teams took the child to the James Paget Hospital "in a serious medical condition".

The girl is believed to have been using an inflatable trampoline, which was part of a wider complex of children's play equipment on Lower Esplanade.




The area of beach where the incident happened has now been cordoned off as police launched a joint investigation with health and safety officials.

Earlier this year, a United Kingdom couple was found guilty of the gross negligence manslaughter of a girl who died when a bouncy castle she was in blew away with her trapped inside it. "Sadly, despite all the of the efforts and interventions, she was pronounced deceased".

Children were being charged £2 for five minutes on the trampoline-style inflatable.

A man gave her cardiopulmonary resuscitation until an ambulance arrived.

Summer Grant, from Norwich, was seriously injured when the inflatable was sent "cartwheeling" 300 yards down a hill in Essex in March 2016.

Two fairground workers were charged this year with her manslaughter.

Elizabeth Anne Collings, 68, and Claire Furmedge, 38, died after the Dreamspace artwork blew free in Chester-le-Street in July 2006.

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