Firefighters Rescued 8 Roller Coaster Passengers Stuck 100 Feet Above Ground
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On Wednesday, firefighters in Oklahoma City were forced to rescue eight passengers stuck 100 feet above the ground on a roller coaster at the Frontier City amusement park.
According to ABCNews.com, the Silver Bullet roller coaster was climbing the lift hill when the ride stalled. While park workers were able to evacuate passengers from the back half of the train, Frontier City officials called the Oklahoma City Fire Department to rescue the eight passengers from the front cars.
A spokesman for the Oklahoma City Fire Department said no injuries were reported during the rescue. Frontier City officials told ABCNews.com, “Guest safety is Frontier City’s top priority,” and that the park would be conducting a full investigation into the incident.
The Oklahoma City Fire Department shared the ordeal on Twitter:
8 people trapped on rollercoaster about a 100 feet off the ground at Frontier City. Crews are assessing how to safely remove them.— Oklahoma City Fire (@OKCFD) June 29, 2016
All eight people have been removed from the roller coaster. Crews are headed down now. No injuries.— Oklahoma City Fire (@OKCFD) June 29, 2016
Rescue is complete at Frontier City with no injuries. 8 people were rescued from the Silver Bullet Rcoaster and will be evaluated by EMSA.— Oklahoma City Fire (@OKCFD) June 29, 2016
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