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Kate Would Be Proud Of Daughter Who Survived Tragedy

A close family friend has spoken of how proud Dreamworld victim Kate Goodchild would be of her daughter.

Ebony Goodchild was thrown from the Thunder River Rapids vessel that took the life of her mother and uncle, Luke Dorsett, last month.

Her escape was described a miracle by police who investigated the horrific tragedy.

Talking to the Courier Mail, Sandra Brookfield revealed the 12-year-old’s resilience after witnessing the event would have made her mum proud.

“She’s been really strong for her father and she’s trying to be a mother to her baby sister,” she said.

“She is such a credit to Kate.”


Ms Brookfield said the family were struggling and unlikely to ever return to the Gold Coast.

A mycause.com.au fundraiser for the family has so far raised over $66,000.

On the fundraising page, Ms Brookfield thanked everyone for their donations, telling people how much their generosity meant.

“We are overwhelmed with the generosity of the Australia public and thankful for each and everyone's kind messages and support in our time of need from the bottom of our hearts thank you so much,” she wrote.

On Friday morning it was revealed Dreamworld had been ordered to address more safety hazards by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.

The concerns raised included the safety harness anchor points and control booth lock gate on the BuzzSaw.

Dreamworld chief executive Craig Davidson assured none of the issues related to the safety of customers.

"We are unswervingly committed to go well beyond legislative requirements to ensure every one of our 24 rides and 10 water slides at Dreamworld and WhiteWater World exceed even the most stringent of safety measures," he said.

It is not yet known when Dreamworld will reopen after its gates were closed on the 25th of last month. 

Photos: My Cause Official Fundraising Page

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