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The First Of The Dreamworld Victims Funerals Will Be Held Today

Mother-of-two Cindy Low will be laid to rest

It has been 10 days since the tragic accident at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast saw four people killed on the Thunder River Rapid ride after it malfunctioned.

Mother-of-two Cindy Low is the first to be laid to rest with a service to be held on the NSW Central Coast today.

The 42-year-old has been described by her family as  the “dearly cherished wife and soulmate of Mathew Low and devoted mother of Kieran and Isla”.

Ms Low lost her life alongside Canberra mother Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke Dorsett, and his partner Roozi Araghi.

Her 10-year-old son Keiran, and Ms Goodchild’s 12-year-old daughter were both miraculously thrown free from the raft and survived.

“It has been 10 days since we lost Cindy in a catastrophic tragedy at Dreamworld,” a statement from her family released to Fairfax read. 

“We have spent every day trying to put one foot in front of the other and it is extremely hard. It is impossible to imagine a world without Cindy, our beloved daughter, partner and mother to Kieran and Isla.”

The family added that it would “take us a long time to find our way”.

On Wednesday, Dreamworld chief executive Craig Davidson announced that the hundreds of flower bouquets left at the scene will be turned into a permanent “living memorial” in the park.

Around 200 staff have now returned to work at the park to tend to maintenance, gardening, animal care and other jobs. Staff continue to be paid even if they don’t wish to return.

At this stage there is still no word on when the park will reopen.

“Out of respect for the families, we will not be updating media until next week [after funerals have been held],” said Davidson.

“Our thoughts remain firmly with the families who lost their loved ones.” 

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