EXCLUSIVE: Schoolboy, 12, is revealed as the third victim of jumping castle tragedy as his shattered dad goes to collect his bag and top cop refuses to answer key question about how it unfolded
- Peter Dodt, 12, has been identified as the third victim of jumping castle tragedy
- Students at Devonport primary school fell after inflatable was lifted into the air
- Year Six students Addison Stewart and Zane Gardam were killed in the tragedy
- Police said on Thursday that five children died and four were in hospital
- Morning started off as calm day before strong wind gusts picked up within hour
The devastated father of a schoolboy who tragically died when a ‘mini-tornado’ lifted a jumping castle 10 metres into the air has remembered him as a ‘mischievous’ boy who dreamed of becoming an astronaut.
Peter Dodt was celebrating his last day at Hillcrest Primary School in Devonport, northern Tasmania, on Thursday morning when a freak gust of wind lifted the bouncing house off the ground, along with nine children who were playing inside.
The 12-year-old was killed in the disaster, along with four of his classmates – including Addison Stewart and Zane Gardam.
Three more are fighting for life at Royal Hobart hospital, and one was released and will continue to recover at home.
Peter’s aunt Tamara Scott broke down on Friday morning when telling Daily Mail Australia that the boy’s father Andrew Dodt was ‘beyond shattered’.
‘He went to the school this morning to collect his school bag – he felt he had to do that, and he just cuddled it and cried,’ Ms Scott said.