Former Dreamworld employee “mortified” after giving evidence at Coronial Inquest

The junior ride operator who witnessed the Thunder River Rapid Ride tragedy was “mortified” after having to re-live the day where four people lost their lives at Dreamworld.

This morning, Courtney Williams returned to the stand to give evidence to a Coronial Inquiry.

The inquest centers around the deaths of Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett and Roozi Araghi on the popular ride in 2016.


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Yesterday, Ms Williams told the inquiry she still wouldn’t have pushed a button, which would have stopped the ride in two seconds, even if she knew its function because she wasn’t trained in using it.

This morning, she clarified telling the Coroner she would have done anything she could have to stop the ride.

Her Lawyer, Peter Callaghan, said Ms Williams was “mortified” her testimony may have upset the families of the four victims.

While on the stand today Ms Williams was visibly upset and shaken.

This afternoon a third Thunder River Rapids ride operator will give evidence.

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