The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office in Nebraska has confirmed a 2-year-old boy injured at a local pumpkin patch on Wednesday has died. Caleb Acuna was pronounced dead on Thursday afternoon and was taken off a respirator on Friday morning.
Police 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. The bounce pad traveled about 40 yards. Authorities said the girl and her mother were thrown off the pad when the wind hit and Acuna became trapped underneath when it flipped over and tumbled, causing a critical head injury.
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.