Wayne Godinet Wiki – Wayne Godinet Biography
The bodies of five children and their father Wayne Godinet were found in the rubble of a property that caught fire as neighbors looked on in horror.
Queensland Police confirmed the shocking discovery on Sunday night after 34-year-old Wayne Godinet and the children, who were 11, 10, three and four-year-old twins, were trapped in the fire. The fire was so intense inside the Todman Street property on Queensland’s Russell Island that despite fighting it since 6:18 a.m. on Sunday morning, firefighters were only able to pick up the remains of the house on Sunday afternoon. “After the fire was extinguished this afternoon by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, an initial examination of the scene located the bodies of six people, believed to be a man and five children,” police said. An autopsy and scientific examination will be carried out to confirm the identity of the deceased. Neighbor Angela Dawson told The Courier-Mail that the boys’ mother, Samantha Stephenson, 28, tried to run into the house when the fire broke out, but her father stopped her and ran inside. ‘He told her not to go back in… So she yelled at the neighbors. Now they call her the hero of her, she saved them,” Dawson said. The entire community is devastated, absolutely devastated.”
Wayne Godinet was 34 years old.
Russell Island house fire kills five children and their father, Tributes
Another 21-year-old woman escaped the property with Ms. Stephenson and was taken to hospital in stable condition. Superintendent Matthew Kelly said Ms Stephenson was also being treated at the hospital in stable condition but she was in great distress. “These are boys who could have become men in the future, and a man has also lost his life,” she said. ‘We are still talking to this lady, who has lost all of her family. It’s really tragic. Ms. Dawson described Mr. Godinet as a “super dad” who cared about his children. “He was just a doting dad who couldn’t wait to get home to play with the kids,” said Ms Dawson. “I know he was a hero and he would have done everything he could to get those kids out. A family friend, Lily Salter, created a GoFundMe page. “On this tragic morning, Samantha lost her 5 beautiful children and her father in a house fire,” she reads the post. ‘We have started this go to fund myself to help Samantha with the cost of putting her beautiful family to rest. Anything you can donate will be appreciated. This is a horrible circumstance and we appreciate any help she can provide. Samantha will also need essentials such as clothing, personal hygiene products, etc. She had lost everything. We also appreciate that you have given Samantha some time and space to grieve at this time, as you can imagine.
Russell Island fire: Police Investigation Report
Superintendent Kelly said the cause of the fire was still under investigation. “We are not treating him as a suspect at this stage, preliminary investigations do not suggest that,” he said. Emergency services described the scene as a ‘confrontation’. A local said he heard an “explosion” before seeing black smoke billowing into the sky. “I heard explosions this morning and then I saw the black smoke,” he wrote in a local Facebook group. I am saddened by the whole thing. The fire then spread to two other houses, sending plumes of thick smoke billowing into the sky. One house collapsed while firefighters worked to put out flames in another. About 20 firefighters managed to extinguish the flames in a third home. Anyone with information or images relevant to the incident is urged to come forward while an investigation into the cause of the fire is underway. “Investigations are underway to determine the cause of the fire,” police said. The Russell Island Rural Fire Brigade first responded to the fire, and then witnesses saw an ambulance and fire trucks from the mainland boarding a barge to the island to help. Nine people, including neighbors, were treated at the scene by paramedics.