Dreamworld ride broke down twice on day of fatal accident

A water-based raft had collided with another which led to the deaths of four people

Goodchild's 12-year-old daughter and Ms Low 10-year-old son were on the raft that flipped at the end of the ride, but survived.

The coroner heard from police officers yesterday who investigated the fatal incident which claimed the lives of four people in October 2016.

Earlier, Detective Sergeant Brown told how the southern water pump had broken down twice - at 11.50am and 1.09pm - on the day of the fatal incident where the four holidaymakers died.

Barrister Steven Whybrow, representing victims Kate Goodchild and Luke Dorsett, said an emergency stop button was not clearly labelled and a staff member was unaware of its exact function.

The coronial inquest into the 2016 malfunction of Dreamworld's Thunder River Rapids ride has begun, as authorities work to determine what caused the mechanical error which lead to the deaths of four people.

Low, Goodchild, Dorsett, and Araghi were killed when the raft they were riding collided with one in front and flipped backwards.

A DREAMWORLD ride operator was unsure which emergency button to press to prevent the Thunder River Rapids ride tragedy, an inquest has heard.

Det Sgt Brown said no engineering staff attended the second time, and that it was simply reset.

Det Sgt Brown said the ride operator had been told "don't worry about that button, no one uses it".

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Detective Sergeant Brown said an emergency stop button at the unload area was created to halt the conveyor within two seconds.

A police investigation uncovered several other unsafe incidents on the ride.

"If safety mechanisms were in place to stop the ride upon the drop in the water level the rafts would never have got to the point that they got to", he said.

Detective Sergeant Brown also told the inquest that staff with different levels of experiences were told different information about the stop buttons.

Mr Fleming: "Was there any device fitted anywhere that would monitor the water levels that you could see?"

Mr Fleming said the tragedy had been "felt Australia-wide" and the main aim of the inquest was to prevent any similar tragedies from happening again.

He told the coroners court issues "gravely emotional" to the families of those killed would be explored at the inquest.

It is set to be held in two parts, beginning with a two week hearing at Southport Courthouse where more than 50 witnesses are expected to be called.

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