THRILL RIDE

Sixteen Rescued After Being Stuck on SeaWorld Ride for Hours

Sixteen people had to be rescued Monday night in San Diego after they were trapped and suspended in the air on a SeaWorld ride for several hours. Five gondolas became trapped on the Bayside Skyride—it’s believed to have broken down after a big gust of wind tripped a circuit breaker. The San Diego Fire Department told the local CBS station that an infant and a partially paralyzed passenger who suffered a stroke last year were among the riders who had to be rescued. SeaWorld said each gondola is equipped with blankets and that staffers were in contact via intercom throughout the ordeal. The riders were lowered by harnesses and then rescued by lifeguard boats waiting below.