LSO: 2-year-old dies following bounce pad incident at local pumpkin patch

Published: Oct. 3, 2018 at 7:56 PM CDT
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The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office has confirmed a 2-year-old boy injured at a local pumpkin patch on Wednesday has died.

LSO said Caleb Acuna was pronounced dead on Thursday afternoon at Bryan West hospital, and was taken off a respirator on Friday morning.

The call for the incident came in around 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday to JK's Pumpkin Patch at 757 Bluff Road, just north of Lincoln.

LSO said two children, Acuna and his 5-year-old sister were on the bounce pad with their mother when an “unexpected” gust of wind hit. LSO said the bounce pad traveled about 40 yards.

Authorities said the girl and her mother were thrown off the pad when the wind hit, Acuna became trapped underneath when it flipped over and tumbled, causing a critical head injury.

The girl was treated and released from the hospital for a broken arm.

An autopsy has been ordered for Acuna, and the investigation is ongoing.

A National Weather Service local storm report showed that winds were gusting up to 59 mph just south of the Lincoln Airport, shortly after the incident.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Acuna.

That link can be found