20 stuck left dangling on Australian roller coaster

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By Catherine Hardy  with Reuters
20 stuck left dangling on Australian roller coaster

Twenty people have been rescued after they were left dangling for almost two hours at the top of a roller coaster in Australia.

No one has been injured.

The rescue

The thrillseekers were in chairs suspended from the Arkham Asylum ride at the park on the country’s Gold Coast.

Most were easily rescued.

However, four could only be reached by emergency personnel using a ladder platform.

The ride will be closed while safety officers carry out an investigation.



The incident follows a deadly accident at Dreamworld, also on the Gold Coast and owned by the Ardent Leisure Group.

Four people were killed on a river rapids ride, making it among the world’s deadliest theme park accidents.

What they are saying

“This is a typical safety stop for us. There are no injuries, there are no accidents. Our team are very much trained to do these evacuations as per our protocol,” – Movie World Greg Young.