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Stranded Six Flags roller coaster riders ranged in age from 6 to 45

April 14th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

The 24 roller coaster riders stranded for up to four hours on a Six Flags America ride Thursday afternoon ranged in age from 6 to 45, the Prince George's County Fire Department said Friday.

The last of the riders was lowered to the ground just before 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the amusement park in Largo — about four hours after a technical rescue team began to respond to the scene. The riders on the Joker's Jinx were stuck in their seats about 80 feet above the ground and at roughly a 30-degree angle after the attraction stalled mid-trip.

About 50 personnel responded and lowered the riders from their seats to the ground via a ladder truck.

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