2-Year-Old Dies in Tragic Fly Away Bounce House Incident

A tragic incident unfolded in Arizona on Saturday when a 2-year-old boy lost his life after a bounce house he was in was lifted by a strong gust of wind and crashed in a nearby area, according to local law enforcement. The large inflatable structure was reportedly airborne around 5 p.m., with several children, including the young boy, inside.

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the incident, stating that the toddler was immediately rushed to a local hospital. Despite the best efforts of medical professionals, the boy succumbed to his injuries. Another child involved in the incident sustained injuries that were not life-threatening.

The Sheriff’s Office referred to the incident as a “tragic accident,” extending their deepest sympathies to the bereaved family. The young victim was identified as Bodhi by a family friend. Bodhi’s father is a firefighter based in Phoenix, as confirmed by fire officials in an Instagram post.

Adding to the family’s grief, Bodhi’s parents, Karl and Cristy, are expecting another child at the end of May, as shared by Phoenix Firehouse 25 in an online post. The firehouse expressed their support for the family during this unimaginably difficult time.

In response to the tragedy, a fundraising campaign was initiated to provide financial support to the grieving family. The campaign has already raised over $83,000. A family friend who helped organize the fundraiser emphasized the importance of community support during such devastating times, stating that the donations would allow Karl and Cristy to focus on mourning their son Bodhi and preparing for the upcoming addition to their family.