Monday, June 11, 2007

Roller coaster riders left hanging upside-down for 30 minutes

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A dozen riders on a roller coaster spent half an hour hanging upside down 150 feet (46 meters) above the ground after a power outage shut down the attraction in an Arkansas park.

It took about 30 minutes for the city Fire Department to rescue the riders using a ladder truck Saturday evening, said Aundrea Crary, spokeswoman for the Springs & Crystal Falls amusement park.

The X-Coaster was one of several rides brought to a halt by the outage that originated somewhere near the park. The park resumed normal operations, although the X-Coaster remained closed.

The park has experienced outages before, but usually they last only seconds, said Dan Aylward, Magic Springs president and general manager.

Entergy Corp was investigating but crews found no faulty wiring.

Source : shanghaidaily




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