Call for witnesses to boy’s death


FIVE weeks on, WorkSafe Victoria is still investigating a Rye Easter carnival tragedy in which a six-year-old boy was killed.

Eugene Mahauariki, of Dromana, died when he fell from the Cha Cha ride, 5.15pm, Monday 17 April.

WorkSafe last week made the call for witnesses as their investigation into his death continues.

They have been told the boy fell from a ride that was operating after the carnival had closed to the public. He suffered serious head injuries and was flown to the Royal Children’s Hospital where he died four days later.

Anyone with information should call 1800 136 089 or email

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 23 May 2017


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