Wind sends dozens of air beds flying through US town

Wild wind caused havoc in a Colorado town with video emerging of dozens of air mattresses flying through the air after being caught by gusts in the weekend.

The Denver Post reported that it was expected to be "a bit breezy" on Saturday, and wind gusts were predicted to reach 40kmh.

The mattresses had been laid out to be used for an outdoor movie viewing in the area. Organisers of the viewing were forced to try and catch the mattresses, which were floating around for about half an hour.

A viral video of "the great mattress migration" was posted to YouTube by witness Robb Manes, who told The Denver Post they were sitting in a swimming pool when they saw the airbeds go flying.

"At first, it was confusing," he said.

Manes said it looked like there were between 50 and 100 mattresses travelling through the air.

"Although we felt really bad for the event people, we thought it was absolutely hilarious," he told The Post.