A Panguitch girl died from injuries she received this week after a freak gust of wind carried away a backyard trampoline she was on.
Cheryl Church, a spokeswoman for the Garfield County Sheriff's Office, said 9-year-old Oaklee Sidwell died Wednesday morning at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City. Oaklee was flown to the hospital from her home in Panguitch on Tuesday.
Church said the girl had been playing on the trampoline with her cousins that day. Oaklee later sat on the trampoline to put her shoes on when a large gust of wind lifted the trampoline off the ground, carrying it and the girl about 50 yards before she was dropped. Church said the trampoline was anchored underground and described the girl's death as a "freak accident."