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Rollercoaster Rescue After Ride Gets Stuck
Firefighters have successfully rescued 24 people from a rollercoaster in Maryland, US, after it became stuck near the top of the ride.
The alarm was raised after the Joker's Jinx rollercoaster ground to a standstill at Six Flags America.
It took about five hours to rescue 17 adults and seven children from the ride.
Assistant Fire Chief Paul Gomez said the riders were sitting upright during the rescue.
A Six Flags America spokesman said in a statement that it was not yet clear what caused the ride to stop.
He added that the ride had a computerised 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.