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24 rescued from stuck Maryland roller coaster

24 Stranded Riders Rescued From Six Flags Roller Coaster

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - Authorities say 24 people stranded on a roller coaster have been rescued from near the top of the ride at Six Flags America in Maryland.

Prince George's County Fire officials say it took about five hours Sunday to rescue 17 adults and seven children from The Joker's Jinx roller coaster.

Assistant Fire Chief Paul Gomez says the riders were sitting upright. A few had cramps, back pain and dehydration, but there were no major injuries.

A Six Flags America spokesman said in a statement that it is not yet clear what caused the ride to stop but that it has a computerized safety system that "performed as it is designed to."

Six Flags' website says the ride goes 60 miles per hour and upside down four times.

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margaret August 10 2014 at 8:43 PM

Thank God no one was hurt !!!

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troll1141 August 11 2014 at 10:26 AM

Happened at six flags NJ last week too !
I WILL NEVER ride any of these things again.

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dlngciu3 August 11 2014 at 10:20 AM

I'll watch from the shore thank you!

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fred August 11 2014 at 7:57 AM

More global warming/cooling/climate change crap.......:)

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bcats August 11 2014 at 7:07 AM

Well, they wanted a thrill, they got one!

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Paddy August 11 2014 at 12:21 AM

Lawsuit coming.

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Paddy August 11 2014 at 12:21 AM

Lawsuit coming.

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LewTag August 10 2014 at 9:48 PM

I rode the Cyclone at Coney Island once in 1951 and never again..why people are williing to pay somebody to scare them to death is beyond me...unless of course it must be god's will...ergo theofatalism...google for details...

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rohrscheibcroh LewTag August 10 2014 at 10:19 PM

pay some one to scare you .unless its gods will? gods will is to scare you?

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dazedboy420 August 10 2014 at 8:51 PM

Well since nobody was hurt. I am going say the Joker did it lol...

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runswthscisors40 August 11 2014 at 2:23 PM

Joker's Jinx, huh??.........ironic

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