Five children were fatally injured after a jumping castle was lifted 10m into the air. Presently, it is unclear whether the jumping castle was tethered or not.
Right now, an investigation is currently underway as everyone has a lot of questions about this very unfortunate tragedy that took place at Hillcrest Primary in Tasmania.
What was supposed to be an end-of-year celebration and the last day of school, the event turned out to be completely dismal.
Jumping Castle Incident Injured 3 Learners
Currently, three learners are severely injured and have been admitted to the hospital with one learner already being discharged. The police have initially confirmed the death of two boys and two girls but later confirmed that a fifth child had died as well.
At this time, many have shown their support to the parents who have lost their children and have left flowers in front of the school in remembrance of the learner’s lives who were lost. Many have also left messages of support and Teddy bears at the school as the families come to grip their loss in the days leading to Christmas.
GoFundMe Page Created To Support The Grieving Families
Since the tragedy, a large group of people has contributed to two of the deceased GoFundMe page and has currently made $525 000. The page was started by a local girl called Zoe Smith.
It is not confirmed what was used to hold the jumping castle down and the investigation is still underway. The coroner has attended the scene as well.
Some of the police officers were seen crying and embracing on the scene with many others who arrived at the school not knowing whether their children were injured or not.
The lives lost include Addison Stewart, 11, Zane Mellor, 12, Jye Sheehan, 12, Jalailah Jayne-Maree Jones, 12, and Peter Dodt, 12.