Riders Rescued After Rollercoaster Comes To Halt

MIAMI (CBS4)- Operators at a South Florida attraction closed down a rollercoaster ride Thursday night after it malfunctioned while riders were on it.

Marisa Gutierrez of Santa’s Enchanted Forest said the Crazy Mouse Rollercoaster stopped when a chain caused the ride to come to a halt. A total of three cars were stuck while riders were in it, Gutierrez said.

Four passengers were taken off the ride by employees who used a cherry picker. Four other riders, including three children and one adult, were harnessed before they were guided down the ride’s ladder by the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crew, according to Eric Baum of the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

No injuries were reported.

Passengers were given complimentary tickets to the park for the inconvenience, Gutierrez said. Santa’s Enchanted Forest opened in south Miami-Dade on November 4. It will remain open until January 9.

The ride will remain closed. Officials are investigating the malfunction.


More From CBS Miami

Get Set With Lissette
Weather Forecast 24/7

Listen Live