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Who was Roozbeh Roozi Araghi?(Children who lost their biological dad in Dreamworld tragedy could get a $300,000 payout as their parents demand) Wiki, Bio, Age, Instagram, Twitter & Quick Facts

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Who was Roozbeh Roozi Araghi?

Roozbeh ‘Roozi’ Araghi, 38, died along with his partner Luke Dorsett when the ride’s water pump malfunctioned on October 25, 2016, causing their heavy raft to capsize as water levels dropped dangerously .

The tragedy, which rocked the Gold Coast theme park city, also claimed the lives of Dorsett’s sister, Kate Goodchild, and Sydney’s mother, Cindy Low, while the women’s two young children miraculously escaped unharmed.

Now, it has been revealed that Mr. Araghi was the biological father of two boys, Zachary Araghi-Dawson, 8, and Harrison Araghi-Dawson, 4, after he donated sperm to his cousin’s partner to help them. to start a family.

The children could be awarded damages if their claim as their “dependents” is settled in court, The Courier-Mail reported.


Roozbeh ‘Roozi’ Araghi, 38, was killed when Dreamworld’s Thunder River Rapids ride malfunctioned in October 2016

High-flying Sydney software executive Sarah Dawson, 46, who is in a homosexual relationship with her cousin Nicola ‘Nicki’ Araghi, received the sperm before Mr Araghi’s death.

Ms Dawson gave birth to Zachary in 2013 and was pregnant with Harrison when Mr Araghi died, giving birth to the boy in 2017, eight months after his death.

Last month, and more than five years after the tragedy, Ms Dawson applied to the Brisbane High Court to have the children’s dependency claim resolved.

The claim against Dreamworld’s parent company, Ardent Leisure, was provisionally settled for $300,000 at a meeting in October last year.

Ms Dawson told the court that the proposed payment was reasonable “particularly with a claim involving a novel family arrangement such as ours.”

Ms. Dawson, director of customer service at software company PropertyMe, said the settlement mitigated the costs and risks of taking the case to trial.

Attorney Merridy Gordon, who is representing the children, said in an affidavit filed with the court that Ardent Leisure’s responsibility for the tragedy “is really not in question, given the Coroner’s Court’s damning findings.”

In September 2020, Ardent Leisure was ordered to pay $3.6 million in fines after pleading guilty to security charges for the Thunder River Rapids attraction tragedy.

The Coroner’s Court said there had been a “systemic failure on the part of Dreamworld to ensure all aspects of security” and that the ride posed a “significant risk” to users.

The coronary inquest into the four deaths heard that there was “ample evidence of the potential for a disaster” and the coroner criticized Dreamworld for its “frighteningly unsophisticated” systems.

In her filing last month, Ms. Dawson told the court that Mr. Araghi was a “very involved guy” who spent time with Zachary and was willing to contribute to the costs of the children’s care and education, agreeing to that their children attend a private school.

‘Roozi intended for Nicki and I to raise the children, but that he would support the children anyway. We welcome his involvement,” Ms. Dawson wrote in her affidavit.

Ms Dawson said Mr Araghi wanted the children to attend the International Grammar School in Sydney’s CBD because he supports same-sex relationships.

The trust fund would be split 60 percent and 40 percent among the children, Ms. Dawson added.

Queensland emergency service personnel are seen responding to the tragedy at the Gold Coast amusement theme park in October 2016

Harrison will receive the higher portion since he has not yet started his studies, the court heard.

The case is due to be heard on September 12.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Ms Dawson, Ms Araghi and her lawyer for comment.

Ms. Dawson and Ms. Araghi, an IT executive, have been together for 12 years and live in a $2 million home in Marrickville, Sydney’s inner west.

Mr. Araghi, who lived in Canberra, worked at the Australian Bureau of Statistics, while his partner, Mr. Dorsett, also worked in public service as an organ donation registry clerk.

In 2018, Simon Araghi paid tribute to his younger brother as a loving brother and handsome uncle who was the life of every party.

“He is an amazing uncle to my 13-year-old son,” Simon told The Canberra Times.

‘He was all these things and much more. No words can even begin to describe it. His presence spoke for itself.

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