Mother of Dreamworld victims breaks silence ahead of 1 year anniversary

THE mother of two people killed in last year’s Dreamworld ride tragedy has spoken out for the first time, ahead of the one year anniversary tomorrow.

Kim Dorsett penned a heartfelt letter in the Courier Mail, explaining “our year has been filled with tears, laughter and disbelief,” after losing her daughter Kate Goodchild and son Luke Dorsett, along with her son-in-law Roozi Araghi on the Thunder River Rapids Ride at the Gold Coast theme park on October 25, 2016.

“At times, it has been difficult to face this tragedy and getting out of bed can be a major achievement,” Ms Dorsett wrote in the paper.


“Their deaths have certainly left a hole in hundreds of lives, but none so much as mine, Kate’s girls and her loving partner.”

Ms Dorsett explained how the trio loved the Gold Coast and would “never want people to miss out on the enjoyment and thrills of Dreamworld because of this accident”.

“Luke, Roozi and Katie were fond of the Gold Coast, having visited several times in recent years. They were huge fans of the theme parks and it was their third visit to Dreamworld,” she wrote.

In the letter, Ms Dorsett also thanked all of the first responders and Queenslanders.