TIME Accident

Power Failure Strands Dozens on a SeaWorld Ride

A four-hour wait, 200 feet above the ground

Dozens of people were left dangling more than 200 feet in the air for hours after a ride at SeaWorld San Diego malfunctioned on Sunday.

Forty-six guests and two SeaWorld staff were stuck for four hours on the Skytower waiting for engineers to fix a power failure, the Associated Press reports. “The guests were never in danger and park officials were in constant communication with them while the power failure was being addressed,” park spokesman David Koontz said in a statement. “Two SeaWorld employees were also in the Skytower providing guests with water and snacks.”

The ride takes visitors through a revolving capsule that rises up a 320-foot tower to give them views of the park.

After the four-hour wait, engineers restored power and the capsule descended just before 7:30 p.m., AP reports. The 48 people left the ride uninjured, though one 17-year-old boy was taken to hospital to be treated for anxiety.

[AP]

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