Posted: 25 October, 2016 by Newsroom

Serious Incident At Dreamworld On The Gold Coast

BREAKING NEWS.

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Four adults are dead following a tragic accident at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast. 

The incident occured on the Thunder River Rapids ride.

It's believed the victims became trapped on a conveyor belt at the theme park after a raft they were in flipped.

Dozens of emergency services staff attended the scene after the accident, which occurred just after 2pm on Tuesday afternoon.

POLICE STATEMENT:

Police are currently investigating an incident that occurred this afternoon at a theme park on the Gold Coast.

Police were called to the site at Coomera around 2.20pm following reports that a number of people had been injured by a conveyor belt.

Four adults have been confirmed as being deceased.

Police and other emergency services remain on the scene and no further information can be released at this stage.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 orcrimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.

DREAMWORLD STATEMENT:

Dreamworld confirms there has been at least three fatalities at its theme park in Queensland today.

Dreamworld is working as quickly as possible to establish the facts around the incident and is working closely with emergency authorities and police to do this.

Dreamworld’s focus and priority is with the families of those involved in this tragedy and will be providing an update to the public as soon as information becomes available.

 

US Olympics 1500m gold medallist Matthew Centrowitz was at Dreamworld at the time.

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