Thrill Ride Malfunctions at Cedar Point
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SANDUSKY, Ohio — A thrill ride at Cedar Point malfunctioned Saturday morning, stranding riders for more than an hour, Fox 8 News reports.
Spokesman Bryan Edwards said the problem happened unexpectedly on the WindSeeker, a giant swing ride that rotates to the top of a 300-foot tower, before spinning back down.
The ride stopped about 100-150 feet in the air, with 29 riders secured in their seats, Edwards said.
Park employees lowered the ride carriage down manually. Everyone was safely escorted off the ride, and no one was hurt.
“Our safety procedures kicked in successfully,” Edwards told Fox 8 News.
Meanwhile, WindSeeker is shut down for inspection. Edwards said the ride won’t reopen until officials find out what caused it to malfunction, and are confident that it is completely safe.
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