close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Passengers rescued from Florida theme park roller coaster

District Chief Jeff Jay of the Orlando Fire Department said the dozen passengers were stranded for more than two hour aboard the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, which is billed as Orlando`s tallest roller coaster.



Orlando: Florida firefighters plucked 12 people to safety on Wednesday after they got stuck on a towering roller coaster that malfunctioned at the Universal theme park in Orlando, authorities said.

District Chief Jeff Jay of the Orlando Fire Department said the dozen passengers were stranded for more than two hour aboard the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, which is billed as Orlando`s tallest roller coaster.

"It failed at the highest part of the ride," Jay said. "The occupants were in a vertical position, facing up in the sky when it stopped."
The Rip Ride Rockit stands 17 stories tall and can reach speeds as high as 65 miles per hour (105 km per hour).
Jay said one passenger was taken to a local hospital due to minor injuries, but the others were all safe and accounted for.
The roller coaster, which opened in 2009, was shuttered for two days in August after a rider suffered minor injuries when the car she was riding in suddenly stopped.

A spokesman for the theme park could not be reached for comment on the latest mishap.

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

K8 Plus: Lenovo's new phone available @ Rs 10,999

Heavy security outside Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa as search operation begins

WATCH Exclusive: After Doklam standoff, India begins road construction near LAC

Hurricane Irma, rampaging through Caribbean, is most enduring super-storm on record

Three train derailments in 1 day, fourth accident narrowly-averted

China says Indian Army chief's views contrary to those expressed by Modi, Xi