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20 people rescued after high-speed roller coaster stop halfway through Texas Six Flags


Several people were rescued on Saturday after a roller coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio stopped midway, according to the amusement park.

At around 11:54 a.m., the Poltergeist ride stopped operating while passengers were on the ride, the park said, according to WOAI.

Poltergeist, first introduced in 1999, is a 2,700-foot-long roller coaster that carries passengers from 0 to 60 mph in less than four seconds, according to Six Flags.

At the time, a park representative told NBC News that “twenty guests are secured in an upright position with water available” while waiting for help.

Several fire and rescue teams have gathered in the park to help remove passengers from the ride, per WOAI.

Each passenger was taken individually on the journey to safety, KXAN reported.

Everyone was safely removed from the ride at 3:15 p.m., according to KTVT.

No one was hurt.

“The safety of our customers is our top priority,” the park told NBC, “and the ride will remain closed while we perform a full inspection.”

The cause of the trip stoppage has not been reported.

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