How Dreamworld Plans To Remember Lives Lost In Tragedy
Two weeks after the tragic death of four on Dreamworld’s Thunder River Rapids ride, the theme park has announced they will create a permanent memorial in their honour.
In a statement the Gold Coast tourist attraction said they would invite the families to help create a fitting memorial to their loved ones.
The news comes as the park revealed it has decommission the ride and will begin dismantling it shortly.
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In a statement, Ardent Leisure CEO Deborah Thomas said it was the “only respectful and appropriate course of action”.
“Out of respect for the memories of Cindy Low, Roozbeh Araghi, Kate Goodchild and Luke Dorsett, and their deeply affected families, the ride will be permanently decommissioned,” she said.
The four adults were killed when the vessel they were riding on flipped backwards after hitting another stationary raft.
The children of Cindy Low and Kate Goodchild survived the accident after being thrown clear.
She said that as part of a review into the theme park, all rides were being tested by an independent engineering firm.
Photo: Kate Goodchild and Luke Dorsett lost their lives on the ride
Along with the external review, an internal review into the park’s operating policies and procedures is also being carried out.
Yesterday, charity organisation GIVIT revealed they had raised more than $200,000 in an appeal for the families.
The funds will be immediately released to the families involved to help provide relief following their deaths.