Gorleston beach: Child dies after bouncy castle accident in Norfolk

Gorleston beach: Child dies after bouncy castle accident in Norfolk

Gorleston beach: Child dies after bouncy castle accident in Norfolk

A police press conference is now under way in Norfolk and members of the media were given further details about the age of the victim and where she was from.

Images of the scene show an area of the beach, with what appears to be crumpled canvas and abandoned deck chairs, cordoned off by police.

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The UK has been experiencing a heatwave in recent days, with temperatures in the Norfolk reaching 23 degrees Celsius on Sunday. She sustained serious injuries and died in hospital.

"I'm very sad to report that a three-year-old girl was injured in that incident and subsequently died in hospital".

Emergency services were called to the beach after shocked eyewitnesses called 999 multiple times at around 11am this morning.

Politicians have joined a growing chorus of voices calling for a review of use of inflatable bouncy castles, following the death of a young girl on Gorleston Beach on Sunday. "I believe it was an inflatable trampoline".

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One witness said: "Just seen the most horrific thing in my life".

Police said experts from as far afield as Wales were assisting with the investigation, and a cordon is likely to remain in place until Tuesday evening.

According to the local Eastern Daily Press (EDP), a witness reported seeing the inflatable "explode" while another said the victim had been "catapulted" into the air.

However, the rest of the beach remains open to members of the public and none of the roads in the surrounding area are closed.

The girl's next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A joint investigation between the Health and Safety Executive, police and Great Yarmouth Borough Council is under way.

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