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Video: San Antonio firefighters rescue 13 people from SeaWorld roller coaster

Crews used an aerial to reach riders stranded on the Wave Breaker ride


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Taylor Pettaway
San Antonio Express-News

SAN ANTONIO — More than a dozen guests had to be rescued from a SeaWorld San Antonio roller coaster on Sunday, the San Antonio Fire Department confirmed.

Crews were called out to the amusement park for a technical rescue around 1 p.m. Officials said 13 people were stuck on the Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster ride.

It took more than three hours for Firefighters to use a cherry picker to get everyone safely off the ride.

SeaWorld officials said the roller coaster stopped during the ride, but did not say what caused the malfunction. A statement from a SeaWorld spokesman said “Consistent with our established safety protocols we worked with the San Antonio Fire Department to safely evacuate all guests on the ride. We apologize for the guest inconvenience. The safety of our employees and guests is our top priority.”

No injuries were reported.

The roller coaster, which opened in June 2017, is 61-feet tall and can reach speeds up to 44-miles per hour, according to the SeaWorld website.


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