Published: Sun, November 12, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

23 children hurt in San Diego trampoline gym collapse

23 children hurt in San Diego trampoline gym collapse

Twenty-three children were injured when a stairwell collapsed at an indoor paintball course in San Diego Saturday night.

Two women, ages 72 and 46, and the other seventeen children were treated for minor injuries at Rady Children's Hospital, Scripps Mercy, Sharp and UC San Diego Medical Center, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue Deputy Chief Steve Wright. Parent Cory Brizendine told KGTV he suspected the platform wasn't very sturdy as between 30 or 40 children were called to the stairwell to get some pizza. "One of them is good, he's right here the other is transporting, little head injury, he'll be fine", Guisti said. "We are truly heartbroken tonight, as these children and their parents aren't just our members - we see them weekly, they are our gym family", Ho said.

The Times reported that parents likely used a Groupon that had been offered for the open gym.

An hour after the incident, the street around the warehouse was lined with ambulances and fire trucks, some leaving with apparent victims inside and yet still more emergency vehicles arriving.

He also explained how tough the evening was for parents who came in search of their children.

The cause of the collapse is under investigation. The injuries are described as minor to moderate.

Joe Saari said that when he and his wife dropped off their two children for a few hours, there were 100 to 150 kids at the warehouse, which includes trampolines and bouncy houses.

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