Stuck in a Florida Ferris wheel for hours

Several people had to be evacuated from a Ferris wheel in Florida after sparks of fire appeared in part of the 122-meter-high facility.

Stuck in a Florida Ferris wheel for hours

Several people had to be evacuated from a Ferris wheel in Florida after sparks of fire appeared in part of the 122-meter-high facility.

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The Ferris wheel, located in the "ICON Park" amusement park in Orlando, had lost power around 6:20 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

The attraction then suddenly stopped, and sparks quickly shook the carousel.

Dozens of Orange County firefighters were dispatched to the amusement park grounds to rescue passengers on board.

A total of 62 people were rescued from the Ferris wheel in 20 different cabins, Reuters reported.

The rescue operation took more than 3 hours. The last passenger was removed at 10:45 p.m.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

On its website, the amusement park highlights the “unique” character of the attraction, which offers a view of Orlando. The cost to access the attraction is 39 Canadian dollars.

The “ICON Park” ferris wheel had already hit the headlines.

In 2015, several people were held in the cabins for hours due to a technical problem.

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