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The deadly incident involved multiple children when the wind created enough momentum to lift a bouncy castle foot into the air Thursday, December 16, 2021, in Davonport, Tasmania.
Police said five children were killed, including two girls falling from a bouncy castle to their deaths, and injured four children. When the incident happened, the jumping castle lifted 33 feet into the air at the Hillcrest Primary School.
The tragedy occurred during a school celebrating their last day when nine 5th and 6th-grade young children from the primary school fell from a height of around 10 meters (33feet) after a significant wind event. This caused a jumping castle and several inflatable “zorb” balls, the castle that was lifted into the air,” Tasmanian Police said in a statement.
In an initial statement, Hine said. Children died. A fun day in December turned into such a horrific tragedy at the school in Devonport, Tasmania, Tasmanian Police Commissioner Darren Hine said. Children are falling from a bouncy castle at school celebrating the end of the year when a significant local wind event lifted it 33 feet, and the children were lost.
The deadly incident involved five children who were victims of the jumping castle, two boys and two girls were tossed from about 32 feet. The Police confirmed that a fifth child died in the hospital. Others are in critical condition. Hines said children had been killed falling from a bouncy castle on a fun day at the school. Hines said their heart is breaking for the families, students, and teachers. Five children were being treated. Four children were in critical condition. An investigation is underway of the castle that was lifted, Police said.
Police officers said after a gust of wind caused the bouncy castle accident. Emergency services arrived at the school. The emergency services personnel pronounced four students deceased and administered first aid to the injured students.
Premier Peter Gutwein said we would offer first responders and other counseling. The small port city of about 30,000, Tasmania’s northern coast. “It’s devastating. Heartbreaking.
It’s just simply inconceivable. What should have been a celebration turned into an unfortunate tragedy at Hillcrest primary,” this is a solid and caring community.”
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Scott Morrison called the events “shattering” and “unthinkably heartbreaking.”
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, “Young children on a fun day out turns to such a horrific tragedy at this time of year. It just breaks your heart.”
Police released names and photos of the victims, Police said, with permission from the families. A gust of wind took the lives of 12-year-old Jalailah Jayne-Maree Jones, Jye Sheehan, and two boys, Peter Dodt and Zane Mellor. The other child was 11-year-old, Addison Stewart.
On its Facebook page, Hillcrest Primary School is the day to celebrate a successful year and enjoy some fun activities in December.
Later updated, “There has been an accident. We are closing the school for the rest of the day.”
“We ask that parents come to collect their students as a matter of urgency.”
Tasmania police commander Debbie Williams told reporters, “This is a very tragic event, and our thoughts are with the families and the wider school community, and also our first responders.”
Police Facebook comments offer phone numbers for mental health counseling hotlines for those in school in Devonport, Tasmania.
Fox News asked for comment from the Hillcrest Primary School and Tasmania Police in analysis “Our hearts are breaking for those affected by the incident today.”
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