Emergency Services respond to Jumping Castle Incident at Hillcrest Primary School

UPDATE AT 12.03PM

Police and emergency services remain on the scene of a serious incident at Hillcrest Primary School in Devonport, after a wind event caused a jumping castle to lift into the air.

Several children fell from a height of about 10 metres around 10am and are currently receiving medical treatment at the scene as well as in hospitals. Sadly, one child has died and a number of others are critical. Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of those involved. No further details about the fatality can be released at this stage for privacy reasons. 

Several helicopters are responding to the incident to transport patients. 

Please avoid the area to allow emergency services to respond.

EARLIER @ 10:41am

Police and emergency services are responding to a serious incident at Hillcrest Primary School in Devonport, after a wind event caused a jumping castle to lift into the air.

Several children fell from a height of about ten metres around 10am and are currently receiving medical treatment at the scene. Some serious injuries have occurred.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter is on its way to the scene.

Please avoid the area to allow emergency services to respond.

Earlier:

Police and emergency services are responding to an incident at Hillcrest Primary School involving a jumping castle and a wind event that has caused injuries.

Further information will be provided when available. People are asked to avoid the area to allow emergency services to respond.

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