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Hundreds of mourners have gathered to bid farewell to Tasmanian jumping castle victim Peter Dodt, with his loved ones paying tribute to his ‘amazing little hero’ as it was revealed that he tried to save his companions during his final moments. .
The 12-year-old boy died along with five of his classmates after falling 10 meters from a jumping castle that was blown through the air by a strange gust of wind during end-of-the-year celebrations at Hillcrest Primary School in Devonport. December 16.
Friends and family gathered at Mersey Gardens Chapel at 1.30pm Wednesday to say good bye to the year 6 student who one day dreamed of becoming an astronaut.
Mourners were told how the vibrant young man loved camping with his family and was always ready to help his siblings and elders.
Despite his injuries, his cousin John said Peter did everything he could to try to help the other victims in the immediate moments after the tragedy.
Peter Dodt, 12, is one of the victims who died in the Hillcrest Primary School jumping castle tragedy. Picture: Supplied
‘He was a young man full of life. He was always up to nothing good, but he always had big dreams, ” Cousin John said.
Peter was always our little hero, he was always there to help us. He wasn’t just our hero, he was also a hero on the scene by helping the other kids. ”
Family members chose a colorful Roblox coffin for the boy and decorated the chapel with green helium-filled balloons.
Gaye Kelly, Ms. Dodt’s teacher, paid tribute to Peter as a clever and organized student who was always ready to help his teachers and fellow students.
She said that she will always remember his “cheeky smile” and his “fierce loyalty” to his family and friends.
‘He wanted to learn, he was a sponge. He was proud of his work, ” she said, fighting back tears.
Peter’s mother Miranda McLaughlin said her son had a “beautiful soul”. Picture: Supplied
People were heard crying as a slide show with images of Peter and his loved ones was shown towards the end of the ceremony.
The service ended when each mourner took a rose petal and placed it on Peter’s brightly decorated casket.
Following the incident, three other students were rushed to hospital.
So far, two of them remain there while they continue to recover while the third was discharged before Christmas.
Peter is the third child to be fired when services for Zane Mellor and Jye Sheehan, both 12, were held last week.
Quicks and Facts
- Peter Dodt, 12, was farewelled in a funeral service at Devonport’s Mersey Gardens Chapel on Wednesday
- He was killed along with five of his classmates when a jumping castle was blown into the air on December 16
- Cousin John described the young boy as the family’s ‘little hero’ who was always helpful and loved camping
- He said the young boy was also a hero during his final moments and tried to save his mates during the tragedy