Six rescued after Tramore amusement ride gets stuck

Health and Safety Authority has been notified about the incident

The “chair-o-lane” ride got stuck for over an hour

The “chair-o-lane” ride got stuck for over an hour

 

Six people were trapped mid-air on an amusement ride in Tramore, Co Waterford last night.

Emergency services were called to the scene after the “chair-o-lane” ride got stuck for over an hour on one of the warmest evenings of the year at the popular seaside resort.

The ride is a new machine that shoots people in the air up to 200 feet from the ground and spins them around.

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It is believed two women and four children were on the ride when it broke down.

The gardaí, the fire brigade and the Health and Safety Authority arrived at the scene and a tiller ladder was used by the Fire Brigade to rescue the six.

Several people at the amusement park took to Twitter to take pictures of the incident and to greet the six when they were safely returned to solid ground.

The gardaí confirmed that a “mechanical failure” has stopped the ride and that nobody was injured or harmed in the incident.

The Health and Safety Authority has been notified about the incident.