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Published on : Thursday, August 3, 2017
The incident was reported at 7:55 pm, when a person was upside down about 30 feet in the air and he had been in that position for at least 20 minutes before the rescuers arrived. But the person did not appear for any medical treatment.
The man in the bunjee ride was hanging halfway between the ground and the platform from where he jumped. He appeared to be doing crunches as he waited.
The rescuers of Ventura County Fairgrounds used a mid-air stepladder as they worked to get the man back to the ground.
They gestured at helicopters flying overhead, and a band nearby stopped playing during the rescue effort.
The witness at Ventura County Fair said it took the crews a while to unfasten the man’s legs from the ankle straps.
He was reported safe on the ground just before 8:30 p.m. and was checked out by medical personnel.
At that time, other two people were also stuck in the bungee cage and also needed to be rescued.
The officials said they were not injured and the witness stated that it appeared the pair were working to operate the ride.
At 8:55 p.m., the crews sent up a rope to get the bungee workers down. They were both back on the ground by 9:25 p.m.
The reason is unknown why they became stuck, but Ventura police said fair officials, the Ventura Fire Department and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were charged with overseeing and ensuring the safety of the ride before the starting of the ride again.