TAMPA (CBSMiami/AP) — Sixteen people who got stuck while riding a Busch Gardens roller coaster in Tampa have been safely removed from the ride.
The people were riding the Cheetah Hunt roller coaster when it got stuck Wednesday afternoon.
The park posted the update on its official Twitter account shortly after 6 p.m.
Park spokesman Travis Claytor had said the coaster got stuck just after 2:30 p.m. on the ride’s first embankment, before it got to the main launch track and first major hill. Maintenance workers initially tried to nudge the coaster back into the station. When that didn’t work, park officials called Tampa Fire Rescue.
Park officials didn’t immediately know what caused the ride malfunction. The coaster remained shut down Wednesday evening.
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