Surviving victims of the Jump Castle tragedy in Tasmania are facing a “very slow and long recovery” after sustaining numerous injuries, including severe injuries and multiple broken bones.
Two children are still fighting for their lives in hospital after a 10-meter fall from a castle was leaped into the air by strange winds during an end-of-year celebration at Hillcrest Primary School in Devonport.
Doctors have been working around the clock to keep the couple alive since Thursday’s tragedy, which claimed the lives of six of their classmates.
Both remain in a critical but stable condition as they recover from severe trauma, multiple bone fractures, and internal injuries.
An informed source told the Herald Sun: “The list of injuries these children sustained is a mile long.” “They are having a very long and slow recovery.”
Two children are still fighting for life after falling from an airborne jumping castle at Hillcrest Primary School in Devonport last Thursday. Emergency services workers at the scene were filmed on the tragedy
Addison Stewart, 11, Zane Mellor, 12, J Sheehan, 12, Jalila Jane Marie Jones, 12, Peter Doddt, 12, Chase Harrison, 11, were celebrating their last day of their sixth year when their lives ended dramatically tragic.
On Monday, their classmate Bo Midcraft, who narrowly escaped death after being thrown from the airborne rubber plane, returned to the scene for the first time to pay respects to his peers.
The 12-year-old put on game consoles as a tribute to his dead friends at the memorial growing outside the school’s front gates.
With his arms in the molds and his shoulder in a sling, Beau placed four Xbox consoles among a sea of flowers and cards left by families and community members.
Then he collapsed when he hugged his parents who hugged the little boy in tribute.
Poe, along with 39 other witnesses, will be interviewed by Tasmanian police and specialist NSW children’s interlocutors as part of the coronavirus investigations into the tragedy.
A source says the two surviving victims have suffered a long list of injuries and are facing an “extremely slow” recovery. Pictured: Visitors leave flowers, toys and stuffed animals at a memorial in front of the school on Friday
He was among a group of mourners who visited the site on Monday to honor six primary school graduates who were due to start high school next year.
Tasmanian Governor Barbara Baker’s representative left a card along with a floral tribute, which read: “I join the Tasmanian community in deep sorrow at the tragedy that occurred at Hillcrest Primary School.”
Graham and Shareen Deacon also attended the memorial on Sunday to bid farewell to 11-year-old Addison Stewart.
Grandfather Mr. Deacon said, “There was before Edison such a wonderful life, but it was robbed.”
We are very proud of her. She is a beautiful granddaughter, we have taken care of her since she was a child.
Zane Mellor’s grandfather, 12, shared an emotional moment at the site of the tragedy on Sunday, cuddling a tree before sitting and crying under it.
Chase Harrison (pictured, bottom right) died in hospital on Sunday. Zane Mellor, Peter Dodd, Addison Stewart, Jay Sheehan, and Jane Marie Jones (pictured left to right, top to bottom) died Thursday
He walked to the ground behind the memorial, and his advisor told the Daily Telegraph he was “looking for answers”.
“I saw a grandfather who wanted some closure, he wanted to know,” said Bradley Carter, a rural health consultant in Tasmania.
It was great to be with him at that moment. He doesn’t blame anyone, he just looks for answers.
“He doesn’t want to ban castle jumping, he just wants to make it safer so the kids can enjoy it and know they’re going home.”
The latest victim, Chase Harrison, died Sunday morning at the Royal Hobart Hospital.
The 11-year-old became the sixth child to die, with relatives saying it completely destroyed her family.
“It’s a tough time,” Karen Wallace said. “We don’t even want to celebrate Christmas.”
The latest victim, Chase Harrison (pictured), died Sunday morning at the Royal Hobart Hospital
Basketball Tasmania said Chase was a promising athlete who was carefully selected for a future development program.
“From the greatest of hearts we say goodbye to our little warrior, Chase,” said Devonport Warriors Basketball Club.
To everyone affected by this tragedy, we walk with you in your grief. Chase, find a starlit basketball court and keep shooting those hoops.
Devonport Christian School, where he was due to start in 2022, is saddened by the loss of who would have been one of the ‘future champions’.
“The past few days have been very difficult for everyone in Devonport and now it is much heavier, as we have lost a future champion,” the school statement read.
“For us you are part of our community and you will be forever.”
Beau lost six of his classmates at Hillcrest Elementary last week after a ‘little tornado’ swept through the jumping castle in the air, and the children fell 10 meters to their death (Pictured, Georgina, mother of Zane Mellor, salutes the scene)
Miranda McLaughlin’s son, Peter Dodd, was one of six children killed in the horrific crash in Devonport.
Ms McLaughlin has not seen Peter or her daughters, Cassie and Chloe, since last Christmas because they live with their father Andrew in Tasmania and state borders continue to close.
When restrictions were finally relaxed in December, the mother-of-nine told Daily Mail Australia that she and her baby boy, Dylan, jumped on a plane bound for Devonport last week.
Unbeknownst to her, this would be the last time she would see Peter alive.
The families of the victims are now planning funerals for their children days before Christmas, when unopened gifts will remain under the ornamental trees.
A Mass for Honorable Jane Mary Jones will be held at the local Christ Church parish on Wednesday.
Education Secretary Sarah Courtney (pictured) was visibly emotional when she delivered a bouquet of flowers to the memorial on Saturday