Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017
A ride operator and as many as twenty passengers were safely lowered about 100 feet from the Sky Cabin ride at Knott’s Berry Farm that is present in Buena Park on Friday night, as declared by the fire officials.
The passengers were all trapped for over seven hours after the ride had stopped abruptly for over 100 feet in the air, according to a statement released by Knott’s Berry Farm.
Before the fire officials of Orange County were summoned, many attempts were made to lower the passengers and the ride operator to safety.
The fire officials made many mechanical efforts to extract the people from the ride. However, they then decided to utilize ropes with a 9,000-pound test strength. Larry Kurtz who is the captain of Orange County Fire Authority told the local media that there were firefighters inside the cab with the occupants and so nobody is in any medical distress.
He went on to add that they would affix a harness onto each one of the passengers, one at a time.
After that, they would make attempts at lowering them to the ground.
The Sky Cabin ascends about 180 feet with an aim to offer a beautiful panoramic view of the park as well as its surrounding area.
The ride would remain closed till an investigation is conducted that would detect the cause of the incident, as revealed by an official park statement.