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Two dozen rescued from stalled Six Flags roller coaster

Two dozen rescued from stalled Six Flags roller coaster

"Everybody is doing (well) on board stalled vehicle", fire officials said.

24 people were trapped 100ft in the air on April 13 when a roller coaster broke down at Six Flags America in Maryland.

At 9:21pm, Six Flags announced that all the passengers were safely off the ride, which they said will remain closed until "a thorough inspection is performed".

A judge later ordered the park to award one family $60,000 in the incident - $10,000 for each family member stuck on the ride.

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The riders on the Joker's Jinx were stuck in their seats about 80 feet above the ground and at roughly a 30-degree angle after the attraction stalled mid-trip.

Prince George's County fire officials report two dozen people are stuck on a roller coaster at Six Flags America in Bowie, Maryland. Getting the 24 passengers off of the Jinx this time will likely take hours as well, but the sun has already set.

It was not immediately clear what caused the rollercoaster to stop. The rider lasts 75 seconds.

The riders were being rescued by the department's high-angle rescue team using fire equipment from both Prince George's and Anne Arundel County.

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About 50 personnel responded and lowered the riders from their seats to the ground via a ladder truck.

The riders, the youngest being nine and ten, were upright when the roller coaster stalled.

The fire department posted video of their rescue efforts on Twitter.

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