FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Authorities say three children have been injured after a waterspout made landfall at Fort Lauderdale Beach and sent an inflatable bounce house flying into the air.
Fort Lauderdale police Sgt. Deanna Greenlaw posted on Twitter that when the waterspout came ashore Monday afternoon, it uprooted the bounce house and sent it across a parking lot into the road.
Video on local television stations shows the waterspout move from the ocean onto the sand and travel inland, tossing a canopy and rolling the bounce house before lifting it into the air.
Greenlaw said three children were injured. It wasn't immediately clear whether they were inside the bounce house when it went airborne.
The children were taken to a hospital. Their conditions were not immediately known.
A waterspout is a whirling column of air and water mist, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.