Great America Invertigo strands riders for four hours

Posted Tuesday, August 11, 2009 10:01 AM | Contributed by Walk

California Great America's Invertigo roller coaster, which ordinarily specializes in turning people upside down, instead got stuck on the tracks, stranding two dozen people for an afternoon just as they began the adrenaline-filled ascent to the top of the popular ride. The coaster stopped around 1 p.m., leaving the riders strapped in their seats, legs dangling in the air while firefighters hoisted basket-topped ladders to retrieve them one by one. It took more than four hours in 95 degree heat before the last relieved patron reached the ground.

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