A trampoline turned deadly when it became airborne and killed a little girl who was sitting on it in her backyard. A freak gust of wind picked up the trampoline and carried it about 150-feet. The 9-year-old Utah girl lost her life after she was flung off the flying trampoline sometime before it came to rest about half a football field away, according to ABC News on Aug. 18.
Oaklee Sidewall was playing with her friends on the trampoline last week and she was the last one left sitting on it while putting on her shoes. A freak strong gust of wind picked her and the trampoline up and sent them flying.
The Panguitch, Utah resident was taken to a local hospital, but was later flown to a Salt Lake City Hospital, where Oaklee died from the injuries she received from the airborne trampoline freak accident, according to “Fox and Friends” on Monday morning live.
Cheryl Church, the spokesperson for the Panguitch Sheriff's Department, said that the trampoline was anchored properly and it had a safety net. It was also assembled properly. She called this a “tragic, freak accident that has affected the entire county,” according to ABC.