Four park visitors have died after a boat flipped on the Thunder River Rapids ride at Dreamworld on Australia's Gold Coast, local police reported Tuesday. An earlier report from the park stated that three people had died. A local news agency reports that the victims were two men, aged 38 and 35, and two women, aged 42 and 32.
The boat appeared to have flipped on or near a conveyor belt, according to video from local news helicopters.
The accident happened at 2:20pm local time on Tuesday, which is about midnight on Oct. 25 Eastern Time and 9:20pm Oct. 24 Pacific Time in the United States.
Online sources had listed Thunder River Rapids as an Intamin River Rapids ride, however the company issued a statement that it did not build the ride. (We are looking into finding the actual manufacturer now.) Intamin River Rapids rides can be found at many other parks around the world, including Disney, Six Flags and Cedar Fair. Local authorities and park officials are investigating the incident.Tweet
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