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8 people rescued after being stuck on roller coaster in Oklahoma City

Posted: 7:57 PM, Jun 29, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-29 23:59:21Z
8 rescued from roller coaster in OKC
8 rescued from roller coaster in OKC
8 rescued from roller coaster in OKC
8 rescued from roller coaster in OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY – A group of people became stuck on a roller coaster at Frontier City Wednesday afternoon, KFOR  in Oklahoma City reports.

PHOTO: Guests rescued from Silver Bullet roller coaster at Frontier City in OKC

KFOR reports that around eight people were stuck on the ride, all between the ages of seven and 15 plus an adult. The group was reported stuck on the Silver Bullet coaster around 4:30 p.m.

Crews estimated the group was around 100 feet above the ground when firefighters climbed up to rescue them one by one. Those stuck on the ride were given water to stay hydrated during the rescue as the temperatures in OKC hit the 90s. 

Frontier City sent out the following statement regarding the rescue to KFOR:

"At approximately 4:20 PM, the train on the Silver Bullet roller coaster at Frontier City stalled on the lift. Due to the position of the stalled train, the back half of the cars were able to be evacuated by park personnel. The fire department had to be called to evacuate the guests in the front cars. Guest safety is Frontier City’s top priority. As soon as each guest has been evacuated from the Silver Bullet, a thorough investigation into the reason the ride stalled will take place.”

KFOR reports that they currently are no injuries.