ATLANTIC STATION–What was supposed to be a fun day in Atlantic Station today ends in tragedy as the city’s largest in town shopping and entertainment district hosted an event to celebrate the return of the school year in its central park. What should have been a joyous occasion ended when the Uncle Gropey’s Funtime Moonwalk Bouncy House lost its air supply and began to rapidly deflate.
By the time event staff realized what was happening, it was too late.
Parents and other onlookers rushed to the scene of the massacre to try and save as many lives as possible, but the outlook was grim.
“I couldn’t believe what I was looking at…” Joel Myers said shortly after observing the incident. “There must have been 10…11 kids inside that thing. Its a sad day for the city for sure.”
Trying to make sense of it all was 23 year old mother of 2 Nancy McGomery.
“I can’t even think right now. How am I to go on?” she said. “What am I to tell my son? He was in there and he’s only 5. He saw a bouncy house deflate. Its like he knows Santa isnt real! Oh shit, cover your ears, honey. Mommy’s just kidding.”