Dramatic footage is circulating showing the rescue of two dozen riders who got stuck about 100 feet in the air on a stalled roller coaster Thursday night at Six Flags America in Largo, Md.
CNN reports that the group was stuck for more than three hours.
“Firefighters arrived at the amusement park about 6 p.m. ET and began working to safely bring down 24 riders stranded on the Joker’s Jinx, said Mark E. Brady, spokesman for the Prince George’s County Fire Department,” CNN reports. “The final riders were not helped down until after 9 p.m. ET, Brady tweeted.”
No injuries were reported.
“The riders, some as young as 9, according to local reports, were stuck at an awkward angle and had to be ferried down individually by rescuers using a crane’s hydraulic arm,” Inside Edition reports.
CNN adds: “This isn’t the first time riders have been stranded on the Joker’s Jinx. A similar incident occurred in 2014, when 24 riders were stuck and it took more than four hours to rescue them.”
Here’s a video of the incident posted by Inside Edition …