21 Amusement Park Patrons Rescued After Being Stuck on Ride

Firefighters had to use ropes to rescue riders trapped more than 100 feet in the air at Knott's Berry Farm.
1:35 | 12/31/16

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Imagine this one being trapped on a ride for hour, more than 100 feet in the air. This happened overnight in California. Firefighters had to use ropes to get the riders down one by one. No thank you. ABC's erielle reshef joins us with more. Tell us the details. Erielle. Reporter: Cecilia, that slow moving ride turned terrifying a day of fun coming to a grinding halt. A night at the amusement park proving not so amusing for more than a dozen riders of the sky cabin at Buena vista's Knott's berry farm. It stalled out around 2:00 P.M. Leaving 21 people including seven children stuck more than 100 feet in the air for hours. I'm ready to go into tears. Reporter: The fire department arriving on scene just before 5:00 P.M. But their ladders too short to reach the ride operator stranded in the sky. After numerous attempts to bring the tram down rescuers forced to lower the passengers by rope. One by one. Being up there knowing that you're going to be coming down tethered is fearful. Reporter: By 10:00 P.M. After spending eight hours suspended in the air everyone on board the sky cabin made it safely to solid ground. Knott's berry farm releasing this statement saying it will remain closed during the investigation adding the park's number one priority is the safety of all its guests and employees. And, again, thankfully no reports of any injuries but certainly a very scary situation in the sky. Cecilia, Dan. Erielle, thank you. Wild story.

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