Who Was Addison Stewart? Wiki, Biography, Age, Killed, Bouncy Castle Incident

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Addison Stewart and four other children killed in a bouncy castle tragedy outside their Australian school. Police began investigating if the giant inflatable was adequately secured to the ground.

The dead victims were all fifth and sixth graders at Hillcrest primary school who died after plunging about 30 feet from the bouncy castle whipped into the air by a gust of wind on Thursday.

Age

She was 11 years old.

Bouncy Castle Incident

The accident – caused by a wind gust – happened on Thursday at a primary school fun day in Devonport, Tasmania.

Police said the children had fallen from 10m (32ft), with two boys and two girls among the victims.

The children were in grade six, probably 10 or 11 years old. A fifth child died later in hospital.

“A wind gust had reportedly caused the jumping castle and inflatable balls to lift into the air,” Tasmanian Police Commissioner Darren Hine said.

“Our hearts are breaking for the families and the loved ones, schoolmates, teachers of these young people who were taken too soon.”

Paramedics arrived quickly at Hillcrest Primary School after the accident at about 10:00 local time (23:00 Wednesday GMT).

The children were given first aid before being flown in helicopters to the hospital. Four children were initially pronounced dead, and a fifth child later died in hospital.

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Parents were alerted immediately following the incident, which happened on the last day of the school year.

ABC reporter Monte Bovill tweeted that locals “have been running to the school to collect their children.”

Speaking to a local newspaper, one parent said the school had previously installed such floats on similar occasions with no problems.

“You wouldn’t dream a fun activity day would end like this,” the woman told the Hobart Mercury.

“We all feel so heartbroken for the parents involved. And feel guilty that we are also relieved our children were not injured.”

Investigation

A coroner’s investigation was underway, police said.

On Tasmania’s northern coast, Devonport is a small port city with just under 30,000 residents.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison described the accident as “unthinkably heartbreaking.”

“Young children on a fun day out… and it turns to such horrific tragedy. At this time of the year, it just breaks your heart,” he said.