Gold Coast themepark facing legal action after 8yo girl suffered traumatic injury

A young girl is now facing a lengthy recovery while her family pursues legal action, after she sustained a traumatic injury at a Gold Coast theme park.

The 8-year-old suffered a severe genital injury while going down the Fully6 waterslide at WhiteWater World over a week ago.

The Courier Mail reports the Logan family is now considering legal action after claiming that no staff were around to help the little girl, who’d emerged from the slide covered in blood and crying.


Once an ambulance was finally called and the little girl hospitalised, she was found to have suffered a severe vaginal tear, and would need eight weeks recovery.

Shine Lawyers are now assisting the family, as Ardent Leisure (parent company of Dreamworld and WhiteWater World) faces another lawsuit.

It comes just months after the Dreamworld ride tragedy legal proceedings were finalised.

Lawyers have told Newscorp that the injuries suffered by the girl are unacceptable, and that she’d followed the limited instructions for the ride.

They’re also claiming the delayed response from WhiteWater World staff was distressing.

WhiteWater World has issued the following statement:

“The team at WhiteWater World acknowledges the injury sustained by the guest in question on 22 November.

“It can be confirmed that the guest met all manufacturer requirements for the attraction and was given detailed and repeated instructions on how to position herself for the slide, including a physical demonstration by a slide operator.

“After presenting to WhiteWater World’s Park Health facility, staffed by a team member who is both a Registered Nurse and a Paramedic, the injury was assessed, and an ambulance was called.

“The injury was reported to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland by WhiteWater World upon the guest’s admission to hospital and an internal investigation continues.

“Our thoughts remain with the guest and her family and we wish her a full and fast recovery,” the statement reads.