Per the Park’s website, Dreamworld is Australia’s favorite theme park, with rides, slides, and wildlife all in one place on the Gold Coast, Australia’s playground. The Park hosts around one million visitors each year with a staff of more than 1200, including ride operators, lifeguards, engineers, entertainers, animal carers, and many more.
Dreamworld is also a wildlife conservation park and the most significant zoological contributor to tiger conservation worldwide. The Park states it proudly helps support the protection and conservation of Tigers, Koalas, Bilbies, Tree Kangaroos, and more.
However, there is a slight twist to this story, as footage later uploaded to YouTube shows “Do not climb” signs put in place around the static train, which you can even see in the photo shared earlier. The story gets complicated as the boy’s father insists that there was no signage or fencing indicating Guests should not be climbing.
“He slipped off the train, the surface was concrete, and he broke his humerus bone straight through,” Josh told the Courier Mail.
According to reports, Doctors stated that the boy’s injuries are as bad as they come. “The doctor said to us, if he did to his head what he did to his arm, we wouldn’t be in this situation. It’s a horrible thing to say, but it would be another fatality,” Josh explained.
“We’re not talking about someone out for a big payday, this is a genuine case where a six-year-old has fallen,” said the family’s lawyer Vernesa Rogulja. “We don’t know what his recovery looks like yet.” Several steel rods were already inserted into his arm due to his injuries.
DreamWorld issued a statement, claiming that it “acknowledges the recent incident in which a child climbed onto a stationary children’s photo opportunity and subsequently fell from it, sustaining injury.”
A spokesperson for the park added: “Our thoughts remain with the child and his family, and we wish him a full and fast recovery.”
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