British girl dies after being thrown from bouncy castle

The incident happened at Gorleston beach, which lies about 30km east of Norwich city, on July 1, 2018.
The incident happened at Gorleston beach, which lies about 30km east of Norwich city, on July 1, 2018.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/KAREN SELL

A child has died in Britain after reportedly being thrown from a bouncy castle which exploded on Sunday (July 1).

The incident happened after 11am at Gorleston beach, which lies about 30km east of Norwich city.

British newspaper The Daily Mail reported that witnesses said the girl was flung into the air after the bouncy castle exploded.

According to a statement posted on the Norfolk Constabulary website, its police officers were sent down to the scene following reports a child had been thrown from a bouncy castle at around 11.15am.

The child, a young girl, was taken to the James Paget Hospital, but died of her injuries.

In a report in The Guardian, an East of England ambulance service spokesman said that members of the public and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution rushed to help the girl, who suffered serious injuries and was in cardiac arrest.

"Sadly, despite all of the efforts and interventions, she was pronounced deceased," the spokesman told The Guardian.

Pictures on both The Guardian and The Daily Mail show police officers standing at the beach outside a police cordon, while a deflated bouncy castle lies within it.

A joint investigation between the Health and Safety Executive, local authority and police has been launched to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident, said Norfolk police.