Umbrellas given to people stuck 45 feet above the ground on roller coaster

By Nancy Cook |

Published 08/10 2014 04:10PM

Updated 08/10 2014 04:16PM

NBC is reporting two dozen people are stuck on a roller coaster at Six Flags America in Maryland, and fire officials say it will take some time to get them down.

Riders were provided umbrellas by rescue crews to shade them from the sun.

Prince George’s County crews are attempting a high angle rescue to get the people off the Joker’s Jynx ride. A statement from the park said the cars stopped about 45 feet above the ground and contain 24 people on board.


Video from Chopper 4 shows the cars stuck in a curved part of the track. The park statement said all riders are secure and there are no injuries.


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