Stuck in a Ferris wheel in Florida for hours

Several people had to be evacuated from a Ferris wheel in Florida after sparks of fire appeared in part of the 122-meter-high facility.

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The Ferris wheel, located in the ICON Park amusement park in Orlando, lost power around 6:20 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

The attraction then suddenly stopped and sparks quickly shook the carousel.

Dozens of Orange County firefighters were dispatched to the amusement park grounds to rescue passengers on board.

A total of 62 people were rescued from the Ferris wheel in 20 different cabins, Reuters reported.

The rescue operation will have taken more than 3 hours. The last passenger was removed at 10:45 p.m.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

On its website, the amusement park highlights the “unique” character of the carousel, which offers a view of Orlando. The cost to access it is 39 Canadian dollars.

The Ferris wheel at ICON Park had already made headlines.

In 2015, several people were held in the cabins for hours due to a technical problem.

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