Oklahoma roller coaster gets stuck leaving dozens stranded

Oklahoma roller coaster gets stuck leaving dozens stranded

Hello worst nightmare. According to media reports Thursday, more than a dozen theme park-goers were rescued Thursday after getting stuck on a roller coaster in Oklahoma.

Aerial footage showed the riders on the Silver Bullet roller coaster at Frontier City stalled near the top of the ride’s chair lift as firefighters removed them one by one, as reported by FOX.

 

Oklahoma City firefighters said no one was injured in the incident. It was not immediately clear why the ride stalled out.

 

Oklahoma roller coaster
Oklahoma roller coaster

“Guest safety is Frontier City’s top priority,” the theme park said in a statement, according to KFOR. “As soon as each guest has been evacuated from the Silver Bullet, a thorough investigation into the reason the ride stalled will take place.”

Officials released a statement,

“Frontier City and the Oklahoma Department of Labor are conducting a thorough investigation of the Silver Bullet roller coaster after its train stalled in a safe position on the lift Thursday morning. All guests were safely evacuated by 1:15 p.m.
The Silver Bullet’s safety system reacted exactly as it was designed to do in the event that a full cycle cannot take place. The safety of our guests is our highest priority and the ride will be closed until the investigation is complete.”

In June 2016, the ride stalled in the same position — near the top of the chair lift — forcing firefighters to rescue eight people.

“It’s like being shot from a cannon as you rocket through this high-speed steel looping coaster,” read a description of the ride on the theme park’s website

Share this post