Passengers Trapped On Dreamworld’s Buzzsaw Ride
Six passengers have been rescued after becoming trapped on a rollercoaster at Dreamworld theme park on Monday afternoon
A video has emerged, showing passengers stuck on the ride after it broke down in mid-air.
The group of people were suspended high above the ground, near the end of the ride’s 46metre ascent.
Fortunately, none of the passengers were injured, and were able to be rescued about half an hour later.
A Dreamworld spokesman said the Buzzsaw ride stopped automatically on Monday afternoon after a sensor was triggered.
“The Buzzsaw auto-stop sensor was engaged today. Auto-stopping and resetting of rides is a regular and essential part of operations. It occurs for a variety of reasons, from sensor alignment to guest behaviour or weather,” he said.
“Guests are not placed in danger by auto-stops occurring. They are an essential built-in part of ride safety systems and manufacturer’s specifications.”
It comes just six months after four people died on Dreamworld’s Thunder River Rapids ride on October 25 last year, after their malfunctioning raft overturned.
The park has only been open for three months, following a six week break after the tragic accident. Visitors to the theme park have plummeted as a result.
Source: Daily Mail
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