Dreamworld Confirms Permanent Closure Of Rapids Ride That Killed 4 People

Dreamworld has formally announced the closure of the Thunder River Rapids ride that killed four people last month. 
Reports are surfacing that the theme park has confirmed that the ride will be permanently shut down and demolished, “out of respect” for the four victims: Cindy Low, Roozbeh Araghi, Kate Goodchild and Luke Dorsett.

In a statement, the company said:
“Out of respect for the memories of Cindy Low, Roozi Araghi, Kate Goodchild and Luke Dorsett, and their deeply affected families, the ride will be permanently decommissioned.

The closure of the ride is the only respectful and appropriate course of action.”
The theme park has been closed ever since the tragedy occurred on October 25th this year, when the Thunder River Rapids ride – a ride that was labelled as a ‘moderate thrill’ – malfunctioned. 
The four victims were aboard one raft; police say it hit a stationary raft and flipped backwards, killing all on board. 
Ardent Leisure, the park’s parent company, has confirmed that a permanent memorial for the victims will replace the ride. They said they have extended an invitation to the families of the victims to discuss the memorial, when they are ready. 
Source: ABC
Photo: 9 News.