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Brave 10-Year-Old Girl Rescued Toddlers From Collapsing Bouncy Castle

14/08/2014 16:51 | Updated 22 May 2015

Brave 10-year-old girl rescues toddlers from collapsing bouncy castle

A 10-year-old girl has been hailed a hero after pulling three toddlers from a collapsed bouncy castle.

Ryann Raffelson was attending a festival in Westport, Washington State when the bouncy castle she was playing on began to deflate.

Ryann became stuck inside the play house along with two-year-old Alissa Lamm and two little boys.

Richard Lamm, Alissa's father, told ABC News that his toddler daughter became trapped after the gas cannister feeding the bounce house ran out.

"All that rubber and vinyl was pressed in on her; it would have suffocated her," Mr Lamm said.

Ryann had managed to free herself from the castle, but went back in to pull the pre-schoolers out.

Her grandmother, paramedic Darlene Raffelson, held the flap of the bounce house open so that Ryann could crawl through.

After bringing out the little boys, she went back in for Alissa.

"Ryann didn't waste any time at all. She was faster than most of the adults there," Alissa's dad told ABC.

Ryann said she was a 'little bit' scared but knew she had to get the little children out.

"They could have died," she said. "I could get to the two boys, the girl was not that far in."

Her proud dad Chris Raffelson said that helping others is an innate part of his daughter's personality.

"She doesn't have a lot of fear, she jumps in to help whenever she can," he said.

Alissa's dad Mr Lamm said he is working writing to the government and fire department asking them to honor Ryann for her courage.

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