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SeaWorld Ride Strands Dozens of Park-Goers for Hours: Report

By    |   Monday, 30 Jun 2014 10:33 AM

Power failure stranded dozens of SeaWorld patrons on a 200-foot-high revolving tower ride for hours on Sunday as park authorities scrambled to fix the malfunction.

Forty-six visitors and two park employees were on the Skytower when it halted, The Associated Press reported. The ride features a revolving capsule that rises to the top of a 320-foot tower to give visitors a panoramic view.

The capsule stopped about 220 feet up, city fire spokesman Lee Swanson said.

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"The guests were never in danger and park officials were in constant communication with them while the power failure was being addressed. Two SeaWorld employees were also in the Skytower providing guests with water and snacks," park spokesman David Koontz said in a statement.

After four hours, power was restored and the ride descended shortly before 7:30 p.m.

Firefighters stood by and were prepared to rescue the riders but that proved unnecessary, Swanson said.

No injuries were reported but a 17-year-old boy was taken to a hospital for treatment of anxiety, Swanson said.

The cause of the power failure is under investigation.

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