At 1PM on Sunday, the Forest County Festival ride malfunctioned while multiple people were on it, leading to them being trapped for at least 3 hours. This prompted emergency responders from three counties to quickly arrive at the scene. According to Captain Brennan Cook from the Crandon Fire Department, the problem might have been caused by the ride malfunctioning.
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Eight people hung upside down for about three hours, stuck in a roller coaster-like attraction.
Emergency happened at a festival in American Wisconsin. Local media write that seven of the eight stranded are children. According to preliminary data, everyone got off with fright. pic.twitter.com/OP3Ow3syQZ
— Sasha White (@rusashanews) July 4, 2023
Fire Department Rescue Work
Captain Brennan Cook said “All we know that there is a mechanical failure with the ride where it became stuck in the upright position the ride was recently inspected by the state of Wisconsin here on site”
“Families are being reunited with people as they come down off of the ride from the rescuers and everybody seems to be doing the best as they can given the circumstances”
In Another Incident
A CNN report revealed that an amusement park in the US was forced to shut down one of its main attractions, the Fury 325 roller coaster, due to a crack spotted on the support pillar. The malfunction caused the beam to move while the car with passengers was passing by. The amusement park, Carowinds, boasts that their Fury roller coaster is the tallest and longest ride of its kind in the US, located between North and South Carolina.
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Carowinds’ Fury 325 support column is broken. It move 2-4 feet when the coaster went by. That is scary for real. I love Fury 325. Just glad they shut it down for repairs.#Fury325#Carowinds pic.twitter.com/fkF1ruS4oD
— Brent Holley (@SodaCity_Native) July 1, 2023
— WSOCTV (@wsoctv) July 3, 2023
A support on Fury 325 has cracked. It was closed before any accidents could occur and we are unsure of how long this will take to fix. It will be interesting to see if this causes the closure of any other B&M coasters.
— Evan Bellman (@EvanBellman1) July 1, 2023