Incident at Dreamworld, four killed on Thunder River Rapids
Four riders were tragically killed on the Thunder River Rapids ride today at Dreamworld.
Contrary to reports in media, Thunder River Rapids was not shut earlier this year for a similar incident. In early 2016, the Rocky Hollow Log Ride was temporarily shut when a rider was injured. In that incident a guest reportedly ignored the attraction's signposted rules and stood mid-ride. The two water attractions use vastly different ride systems and share little in common with their conveyor belt lifts.
Queensland Police have confirmed four adult riders have been killed.
Dreamworld confirmed that three riders have been killed.
Queensland Police have confirmed that four riders were critically injured.
Four people have been critically injured at #Dreamworld. There is nothing further we can confirm at this stage.— QPS Media Unit (@QPSmedia) October 25, 2016
Close inspection of the Seven News footage shows one of the ride's 6-person rafts upended on the ride's conveyor belt lift.
The incident appears to have taken place at the top of the ride's conveyor belt lift where it reconnects with the ride's unload platform.
Seven News footage shows emergency crews responding to an incident on Thunder River Rapids.
Sources are variably suggesting that the incident took place on either the park's Thunder River Rapids or Buzzsaw.
Nine News Gold Coast reports that one rider is believed to be deceased.
The Daily Telegraph has reported that one person became caught in a conveyor belt.