A nine-year-old Nevada girl died after she and three other children were wounded when an inflatable bouncy house blew into power lines last Sunday.
According to the Daily Mail, Elizabeth Hammond was playing inside of the bouncy house when strong winds lifted it 10 feet into the air and was caught in the power lines. The children were rescued by deputies and firemen. Two were treated for minor injuries while Hammond was transported to a local hospital.
Hammond remained in the hospital for a week until her death on Friday. Sheriff Darin Balaam confirmed the news during a press conference:
‘We are truly heartbroken for the family. I speak on behalf of every deputy, firefighter, trooper, dispatcher, and medic who responded to this incident as well as all areas first responders when I say to the family our prayers are with you, our thoughts are with you and we are here to help in any way that we can.’
The girl’s family said in a statement that her organs will be donated since she always wanted to assist others.
‘We believe that her beautiful spirit will carry on within those individuals that she helps,’
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They added that Hammond always participated in volunteer activities within the community.
‘She was extremely patriotic and wholeheartedly supported the U.S. military, as well as her local police, sheriff and fire departments. She was a warm, kind, and selfless girl who loved everything and everyone.’