Thrill Turns into Terror as Riders Trapped on Cheetah Hunt

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City of Tampa Fire Rescue via CNN

(CNN) — Firefighters were helping remove riders Wednesday after they got stuck on a roller coaster at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida.

All passengers are OK, according to the Twitter page for Tampa Fire Rescue, which posted a photograph of the rescue effort.

CNN affiliate WFLA reported that 16 people were trapped on the Cheetah Hunt roller coaster. At a length of 4,400 feet, it’s the park’s longest thrill ride.

According to The Weather Channel, the winter storm in the Southeast was bringing thunderstorms to Florida at the time the riders got stuck.

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