Transcript for Firefighters Rescue Roller Coaster Riders Stuck on Ride
Now to a trip that did not have a fun ending for two dozen people. Trapped on a roller coaster 75 feet aboveground for five hours in the hot summer sun before fire fighters came to the rescue. ABC bazzy ki thatny has the story. Reporter: For 14 adventure-seeking adults and some children, the thrill is too real. Tilted sideways, stuck at least 75 feet in the air on this six flags roller coaster outside Washington, D.C. I was afraid it was going to fall and we were going to die. Reporter: The more than two dozen passengers trapped for five hours in the August heat. We were side waiwsideways. Reporter: Attaching straps to the passengers, walking them one at the same time, carefully loading them into a ladder bucket for the ride back down to sweet Earth. The ride on the jokers jinx should have happened like this, twists and turns up to 60 miles an hour. Instead, an abrupt stop. The cause still unknown. But not the first. These unexpected stoppages have happened twice before at six flags parks this summer. Last month, 22 people left dangling for three hours outside of Los Angeles. And just last week in new Jersey, one rider filming his long trek back to solid ground after the ride stopped, walking down the steep stairs next to the track. A scene some are saying is too familiar. ABC news, Washington. Thank you. Turn now to the 13-year-old girl making headline this is
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