Girl, 8, suffers horrific genital injury after ride mishap at Dreamworld park

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A young girl was left "bleeding everywhere" after a horrific water slide accident caused injury to her genitals.

The eight-year-old had been on the ride at WhiteWater World, Dreamworld's sister park on November 22.

Her and her siblings were on the Fully 6 slides when the youngster emerged from the water with blood "pouring out."

According to her mum, she suffered a severe vaginal tear, reports Courier-Mail.

“She’s crying, in pain, bleeding everywhere. They didn’t take it seriously,” said her mum.

After the accident, the girl was seen by a registered nurse and paramedic at the park before an ambulance was called.

“The injury was reported to Workplace Health and Safety Queensland by WhiteWater World upon the guest’s admission to hospital and an internal investigation continues,” the theme park said.

“Our thoughts remain with the guest and her family and we wish her a full and fast recovery.”

The injury is understood to have been sustained due to the ride's water pressure, reports news.com.au.

The Queensland family is considering taking legal action against Dreamworld following the terrifying incident.

WhiteWater World describes the Fully 6 ride consisting of "varying thrill levels."

It includes open aired, partially enclosed, enclosed with light effects and “totally steep for the ultimate body slide experience.”

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You must be at least 1.2 metres tall to go on the ride and weigh a maximum of 120 kilograms.

“Ride is not suitable for pregnant guests. Single riders per slide only,” it says.

a WhiteWater World spokeswoman said in a statement to news.com.au that the theme park "acknowledges the injury sustained by the guest in question”.

“It can be confirmed that the guest met all manufacturer requirements for the attraction and was given detailed and repeated instructions on how to position herself for the slide, including a physical demonstration by a slide operator,” the water park added.

Earlier this summer, charges were brought after four people died in a a horrific theme park accident.

Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett and Roozi Araghi were all killed on the Thunder River Rapids ride at the Dreamworld resort on Australia's Gold Coast, in October 2016.

The four victims all suffered fatal injuries after the river ride malfunctioned and caused a collision between two rafts.

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