Freak winds hit Friskney Show and launch bouncy castle high into the sky

The moment a bouncy castle soared into the sky. Photo: Willmer Photography

The moment a bouncy castle soared into the sky. Photo: Willmer Photography

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Freak winds saw a bouncy castle at Friskney Show uprooted and soaring high into the air today (Sunday).

Skegness photographer Stephen Willmer captured these dramatic pictures of the bouncy castle as it sailed away, and says fortunately there were no children on it at the time due to torrential rain.

A bouncy castle soars over tree tops at Friskney Show. Photo: Willmer Photography

A bouncy castle soars over tree tops at Friskney Show. Photo: Willmer Photography

He said winds were so severe that it left “numerous people helping and holding onto stands to prevent them going up and maybe causing further damage”.

Stephen said there was damage to other attractions along with the Lynx Radio bus and a car had its rear window smashed when a metal stake went through it.

He said: “There were other high winds formations but thankfully none came down to the ground...”

Other eyewitnesses said it was a funnel cloud that lifted an inflatable slide 30ft into the air at about 1.20pm today.

The inflatable landed on a nearby road.

There was damage around the showground but the show carried on after no-one was reported injured.