Reno child dies after bounce house blown into power lines

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 9-year-old Reno girl has died from injuries she suffered when strong winds blew an inflatable bounce house with three children inside into powerlines last weekend.

The family of Lizzy Hammond issued a statement Friday confirming her death from the “horrific incident” last Sunday. They thanked first-responders and law enforcement for their help and support.

The Reno Gazette Journal reports law officers were among the hundreds of people who lined the hallways of Renown Regional Medical Center Friday when Hammond’s family donated her organs for transplants.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office says the bounce house was uplifted about 10 feet (3 meters) and got caught on the lines in a south Reno neighborhood.

Deputies and firefighters rescued the children. They treated two for minor injuries at the scene and transported Hammond to the hospital where she’d been since Sunday.

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