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.