Fatality Confirmed at Hillcrest Primary School incident

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.

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