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    Default Riders Stranded Upside Down on Arkansas Roller Coaster



    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. A power outage left a dozen riders on an amusement park roller coaster suspended upside down while firefighters and workers scrambled to rescue them.

    A fuse blew out at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls bringing several rides to a halt Saturday evening.

    On the X-Coaster, 12 riders waited upside down at the highest point, 150 feet in the air, before they were returned safely to the ground. The X-Coaster's two cars were at the peak of a giant loop.

    The Hot Springs Fire Department used a ladder truck to rescue the riders, and spectators cheered when riders reached the ground. One rider threw up after coming down.

    Amusement park spokeswoman Aundrea Crary said the rescue took about 30 minutes and emergency medical personnel examined all the roller-coaster riders after they came down.

    "You could tell who got off the (X-Coaster) because their faces were red," said Angela Salter, who was riding the Gauntlet and said park employees worked quickly to free her.

    The park resumed normal operations, although the roller coaster remained closed.
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    Holy shit!!!!

    I love roller coasters even though I'm afraid of heights. Yes, that sounds strange but it's true. I can't imagine being that high up and upside for 30 mins.
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    Let the "emotional damage" lawsuits begin.
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    George Bush was involved in this, I know it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willy4pres View Post
    George Bush was involved in this, I know it!!
    Exactly. Does anybody think its a "coincidence" that it happened in Hot Springs, Ark., which is where Bill Clinton grew up? Hmmmmm. The BCE is obviously trying to send a message to the Clintons and their attempts to take back the White House in '08. Thankfully, no one was killed and added to the "Bush Body Count" list this time, but if Hillary stays in the race, all bets are off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delighted Romeo View Post
    Exactly. Does anybody think its a "coincidence" that it happened in Hot Springs, Ark., which is where Bill Clinton grew up? Hmmmmm. The BCE is obviously trying to send a message to the Clintons and their attempts to take back the White House in '08. Thankfully, no one was killed and added to the "Bush Body Count" list this time, but if Hillary stays in the race, all bets are off.
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