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Guests trapped 122 metres above ground at SeaWorld

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A group of 50 theme park goers are back on the ground after being stranded on a ride for three hours in the US state of Florida.

Orange County Fire Rescue worked to free the guests who were struck on the Sky Tower observation tower at SeaWorld in the city of Orlando, CBS News reported.

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The malfunction on the 122 metre structure occurred at about 5.30am on Tuesday (AEDT).

According to Fox 35 News, a park worker lowered himself on top of the compartment, where the guests were anxiously waiting, and after 30-minutes the cabin became operational again.

Some park guests phoned 911 to call-in the incident.

SeaWorld released a statement soon after the incident, saying the company was working “quickly and safely” to rescue the group.

“We are working closely with Orange County Fire Rescue to quickly and safely remove all guests from the ride,” SeaWorld said in the statement.

“We are in constant communication with the guests and team members on the ride, and all passengers are safe.

“The safety of our guests and team members is SeaWorld’s top priority.”

Sky News reported that in June, SeaWorld in San Diego had similar problems with another ride.

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