Amusement ride company 'working with authorities'

The frisbee ride at the centre of Highfields, Toowoomba's fall. Picture: Channel 9
The frisbee ride at the centre of Highfields, Toowoomba's fall. Picture: Channel 9

THE managing director of the amusement ride company at the centre of the police investigation has expressed his sympathies to the O'Sullivan family.

James Kemp, of Carnival Land Amusements, said the Brisbane-based company owned and operated the "Frisbee'' ride from which five-year-old Patrick O'Sullivan was thrown on Sunday.

The Frisbee is described as a fast-moving, spinning ride that also goes up and down in a wave-like motion.

The ride has a height restriction of 110cm and over.

"Our management are currently working with authorities to investigate the incident," Mr Kemp said.

"The attraction is currently closed until further notice."

Mr Kemp said the family-owned company had been operating for 16 years without a serious safety incident.

"We have a rigorous approach to safety," he said.

"On behalf of our company and all of our employees, we are deeply saddened by this incident and our sympathies go out to the family of those involved."

Mr Kemp said the company would release further information as the investigation progressed.


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