Students trapped on brand new roller coaster

Students were trapped for hours on a one-minute thrill ride at Six Flags in the middle of a lightning storm in Texas.
3:00 | 05/21/17

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All right, Matt thank you. Terrifying hours on a amusement park. Trapped on a roller coaster in bad weather. ABC's Adrienne Bankert. Reporter: Tonight, the one-minute thrill ride, instead stranding students sky-high for hours in the middle of a lightning storm. 8 students stuck on "The joker" ride at six flags in Arlington, their feet dangling, whipped by strong wind and rain. , I was shaking and I was crying. Reporter: The theme park was open all night till 5:00 A.M. For high school grads. Christian Chaney was one of those students trapped on the ride. We knew something was wrong. Reporter: Just after midnight an automatic safety measure triggered by those high winds cuts power to the ride. We didn't hear anything for probably 25 minutes. By this time it was starting to rain heavily. Reporter: At 12:3m., fire fighters got the first call, using ladder trucks to reach nearly 12 stories up. More than three hours later, the last person rescued at 3:40 this morning. It didn't really hit me until I was climbing down the ladder. Reporter: Six flags over Texas telling ABC, the safety of our guests is our highest priority. Our engineers are currently conducting a thorough inspection. Though cold and scared no one hurt on that ride. It will remain closed until the inspection is complete Tom. Credit to those first responders that no one was hurt. Adrienne, thanks so much. Turning to the dangerous weather. Sections of southern Indiana, take a look, under 25 feet of water. Million of dollars in flood damage there. And this slow-motion cell phone video showing fierce skies over central Oklahoma. Some incredible video there. Senior meteorologist rob Marciano joining us me. We're seeing drenching rains with this very slow-movie iing front that's moving off to the east. As you see, it barely moves tomorrow. Cleveland, Asheville, thunderstorms into the afternoon. The northet, temperatures cooler today.

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