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Kate died in his arms: mum on ride tragedy

AAP logoAAP 27/10/2016

© AAP Image/ Dave Hunt The mother-in-law of a woman killed in the Dreamworld raft ride tragedy has recounted how she died in her son's arms with their daughter looking on.

Gillian Turner says her son, David Goodchild, reached his childhood sweetheart Kate immediately after the deadly malfunction on the Thunder River Rapids Ride on Tuesday which killed four people.

"My son managed to reach his partner ... who died in his arms while his 12-year-old daughter looked on screaming in the background," Ms Turner said in a statement to reporters in Canberra.

"I would like to believe that my 12-year-old granddaughter was saved so she could tell her little sister what a wonderful mum Kate was."

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