Brave Koby home after castle ordeal

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A BRAVE little Whitby boy has told of the horrifying moment a bouncy castle took off while he was playing on it with his older brother.

Koby Dakin (7) is now recovering at home after the drama almost a fortnight ago.

He is lucky to be alive after breaking his arm in two places, his thigh bone and his rib.

The West Cliff School pupil also punctured his lung when he fell off the inflatable outside the White House pub in Whitby while celebrating a family christening.

He told the Whitby Gazette: “It just took off, I don’t know what happened.

“It was scary, everyone had their eyes closed and I had mine open for some reason. I don’t know why.

“It hurt straight away when I took off and I am scared of heights.

“I can’t remember after landing on the floor, I can’t remember anything because I was knocked out – it was as much trouble as I have ever been in in my life.”

He was allowed to leave James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough last Friday after a series of emergency operations.

His older brother Kyle broke his arm in the incident and has been treated at Scarborough Hospital.

Mum Terry Dakin of Derwent Road is glad to have them home together and hopes they will be able to return to school in the next couple of weeks.

She said: “Koby has come a long way in a week.

“He is trying not to take any medication but he still has his moments in pain.

“Now he is back at home he is a bit more like his old self.

“His wheelchair got delivered on Monday and we are hoping to go out because he wants to go to the Poundshop.

“He has been spoilt rotten and could open a sweet shop.

“It is just better to be at home, I was torn in two because I couldn’t be with them both.”

Koby has started physiotherapy sessions with Tony Skedd at Whitby Physiotherapy, has been given some football tickets and had plenty of visits from friends and the staff at the White House.

The youngster added: “I didn’t like it in hospital and I will be staying off bouncy castles.”

Scarborough Borough Council is conducting an investigation into the incident.