24 people were stuck on a roller coaster in Maryland on Thursday evening


The installation did not complete its regular ride cycle, causing it to stop at a safe location on the track.” About half of the riders were adults,. The youngest were 9 and 10. The plan was to get children down first.  By about 8:15 p.m., rescuers safely brought 10 people about 75 feet to the ground in a cherry picker. The other riders were back on the ground after one hour. “None of the riders were in any type of distress. There were no medical issues, so we could take our time and get them down safely. There was no need to rush,” Mark Brady, a spokesman for the Prince George’s County Fire Department. said. The ride will be closed for a thorough inspection. In 2014, other 24 riders, including seven children, were stuck on the stalled ride for as long as five hours. “You will simply be pulsed into the middle of the excitement pretty much instantly, so try to brace yourself,” the roller coaster action is described on Six Flags America website. The ride normally lasts for just over a minute and reaches a speed of 60 mph.


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