ORLANDO (CBS4) – Nearly a dozen people had to be rescued after the E.T. ride at Universal Studios in Orlando broke down over the weekend.

Theme park officials said the ride came to an abrupt halt around 6:30 p.m. Sunday due to a technical glitch.

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Orlando firefighters used a ladder to rescue 11 guests who were stranded 8 to 10 feet off the ground.

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The rescue was completed shortly after 7 p.m., but the ride remained shut down for the remainder of the day.

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