A bright sunny day in Devonport Tasmania Australia turned into a nightmare scene when the most unexpected thing happened so quickly that all people could do was helplessly watch. As they were watching 9 children play in a Bouncy Castle the weather took an unexpected turn.
What Caused the Bouncy Castle Accident? Details on How the Bouncy Castle Crash at Hillcrest Primary School Happened
Hillcrest Primary School was holding an annual end of school year event where they let 5th and 6th graders play in one of those Bouncy Castles. It was essentially a jumping castle full of inflatable balls. You’ve probably seen one at a local fair or circus event. The students at the event are believed to be between 10 and 11 year old.
As 9 of them were inside the jumping castle, the weather unexpectedly became dangerous. According to Tasmania Police Commissioner Darren Hine, a strong gust of wind lifted the Bouncy Castle 32 feet (10 meters) into the air before it came crashing down to the ground with the 9 children still inside.
The Bouncy Castle accident left 5 Hillcrest Primary School students dead, and 4 others are in critical condition. When the news was first reported their was 5 in critical condition, but one of the kids died at the hospital unfortunately. Details of the injuries they suffered have not been made public.
People Leave Hundreds of Flowers for the Victims of the Bouncy Castle Accident in Hillcrest Primacy School
Around social media the people of Tasmania and surrounding areas are very heartbroken this tragedy happened so close to home for them. The pain the community was feeling was evident by the outpouring of emotional support they have showed towards the family and school of the victims.
One of the most heartbreaking photos was seeing how people left hundreds of flowers at Hillcrest Primary School for the victims of the Bouncy Castle crash.
What are the Names of the 5 Children Who Died in the Bouncy Castle Accident at Hillcrest Primary School in Australia
In an effort to make sure the children who passed away were honored as heroes, the names of the 5 Bouncy Castle accident victims who died were made public by ABC Tassie reporter Monte Bovill.
One of the victims was a kid named Addison Stewart who was only 11 years old, while Zane Mellor, Jye Sheehan, Jalailah Jayne-Maree Jones, Peter Dodt were all only 12 years old.
This is probably one of the most deadly school accidents in Australia’s recent history. 4 children are still alive, but are clinging on to life barely as they are listed in critical condition. The survivors were airlifted to a local hospital. Hopefully they pull through, and make a full recovery.
It’s unbelievable that this Bouncy Castle accident happened almost like a scene from a Final Destination movie in real life, a true nightmare. Everyone who was there while it happened is probably traumatized. One of the most heartbreaking school accidents of all time.
Prayers up for the victims, their families, and everyone else who was affected by the incident.
Authors: JordanThrilla Staff