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Freak Trampoline Accident Claims Life of a Nine Year Old

by Savitha C Muppala on  August 21, 2013 at 11:26 PM Child Health News   - G J E 4
It was freaky death for 9-year-old Oaklee Sidwell from southern Utah, who was sitting on a trampoline in her backyard which suddenly took flight after a gush of wind sent it flying for more than 150 feet.
 Freak Trampoline Accident Claims Life of a Nine Year Old
Freak Trampoline Accident Claims Life of a Nine Year Old
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Garfield County Sheriff's officials said this accident happened when she was playing with her friends on the large trampoline in her backyard. All others had dismounted the trampoline and she was the last one sitting on it when the gust of wind sent the trampoline flying.

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Oaklee fell off the trampoline before it landed and she suffered multiple injuries. Investigations showed that the trampoline was assembled as per standards and did have a safety net too. All other precautions were found to be fine.

"It was just a freak type thing that happened here that the wind would come along and pick it up and carry her away", said Garfield County sheriff's spokeswoman Cheryl Church.

"Oaklee was here with us for nine wonderful years and was so full of life," Oaklee's family wrote in her obituary. "She lived it to the fullest and shared her happiness with everyone around her."



Source: Medindia
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