Knott's Berry Farm WindSeeker strands riders at top of ride for hours.

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2012 10:04 AM | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy

The Knott's Berry Farm WindSeeker stopped working around 4 p.m. when the ride's "safety security system activated," causing it to come to a halt, park officials said. Twenty riders were stranded about 300 feet in the air near the top of the ride, according to Jennifer Blazey, spokeswoman for the park. By 7:30 p.m., the ride had been manually lowered about half way to the ground. At 7:40 p.m., the group -- which appeared to range in age from teenage to adult -- walked off the swings.

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