Roller coaster passengers trapped 100 feet in the air break down: video


Several passengers were trapped nearly 100 feet in the air on a roller coaster in Colombia on Wednesday when its high-octane ride broke down, terrifying footage shows.

The ride had just begun and was climbing a steep vertical incline when it got stuck, leaving passengers sitting anxiously with their seats facing the sky.

A distressing video shows six adults and a child trapped on the roller coaster, called Krater, just before reaching the top in Parque del Café, in Montenegro, west of Bogotá. The roller coaster train car is supposed to reach the top and then free fall through several twists, turns and turns.

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A high-octane roller coaster in Colombia got stuck on Wednesday, leaving several passengers trapped nearly 100 feet in the air for half an hour, terrifying footage shows. (Jam Press)

Footage shows two workers boarding a service elevator to rescue frightened passengers.

In another video posted online, two rescuers can be seen standing at the top of the ride, apparently comforting passengers. No injuries were reported.

Following the incident, a park spokesperson reiterated its commitment to public safety and praised the actions of the emergency workers who participated in the rescue, according to the Mirror.

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Attendees were trapped on a roller coaster

The ride was climbing a steep vertical slope when it got stuck, leaving passengers sitting anxiously with their seats up. (Jam Press)

Krater is the park’s main attraction and opened in late 2014, according to the roller coaster tracking database RCDB. It is 100 feet tall and can reach speeds of up to 52 mph.

A similar type of incident occurred to roller coaster riders at Universal Studios Florida theme park in Orlando on Thanksgiving night when they became trapped for nearly an hour upright on the 167-foot-tall Rip Ride Rockit. There were no injuries.

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In July, eight roller coaster riders were trapped face down on a carnival ride at a Wisconsin festival for at least three hours before lifeguards safely rescued them.

Attendees were trapped on a roller coaster

A distressing video shows six adults and a child trapped on the roller coaster, called Krater, just before reaching the top in Parque del Café, in Montenegro, west of Bogotá. The roller coaster train car is supposed to reach the top and then free fall through several twists, turns and turns. (Jam Press)

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