Terrifying funfair ride breaks down leaving thrillseekers stranded in mid-air
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The Power Surge ride came to a halt at Hull Fair at around 8.15pm and left people suspended for minutes. Power Surge lifts riders into the air and spins round at speed, with two people allowed to sit alongside each other in each row.
But these guests had to wait mid-air before the machinery was lowered and they could get off last night.
The ride was checked and has since been reopened, Hull Live reports.
Writing on Twitter, one rider said: “I got stuck right at the top.. made a loud creeking noise and the music stopped.
“I knew something was up because the people at the bottom walking past stopped and looking up and pointed.”
No one required medical attention, Hull City Council said.
The Labour-controlled authority added: “The ride was paused for no longer than two minutes. It was then lowered as quickly as possible, allowing ride users to disembark safely.
“All those on the ride remained safe at all times, with no form of medical attention required.
“The safety and wellbeing of the public is of paramount concern to both the council and the fairground operators.
“The ride will re-open once it has been certified as safe.”
The ride has since reopened.
Hull Fair is one of Europe’s largest travelling funfairs, which comes to the city for eight days in October every year.
It was axed in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and, in 2019, a woman flew off the Airmaxxx 360 and suffered non-threatening injuries.
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