Date set for coronial inquest into Dreamworld tragedy

A CORONIAL inquest into the tragic deaths of four people at Dreamworld will get underway on the Gold Coast next month.

Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke Dorsett and his partner Roozi Araghi were all killed when the Thunder River Rapids ride malfunctioned in October 2016.

The four people died instantly from horrific compressive and crushing injuries after they were caught in a mechanism of the ride when the raft they were in flipped.


Ms Goodchild’s 12-year-old daughter and Ms Low’s 10-year-old son were also on the raft but survived.

During a brief pre-conference hearing in Southport Magistrates Court on Friday, Coroner James McDougall ordered the inquest into the theme park tragedy to begin on June 18.

The inquest is expected to run for several weeks before breaking and recommencing later in the year.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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