A 9-year-old Southern Utah girl is dead, after a strong wind gust picked up the backyard trampoline she was sitting on and sent it flying more than fifty yards.

Garfield County Sheriff's officials say, the girl was playing with friends on the trampoline, in her yard in Panguitch.

As she was putting on her shoes -- the last child on the tramp -- a sudden gust of wind launched it.

The victim fell off, before the device landed.