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    30 people trapped upside down on 100-year-old Oregon amusement park ride

    By Via AP news wire,

    29 days ago

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    Emergency crews in Oregon rescued 30 people Friday after they were stuck for close to half an hour dangling upside down high on a ride at a century-old amusement park.

    Portland Fire and Rescue said on the social platform X that firefighters worked with engineers at Oaks Park to manually lower the ride, but crews had been preparing to conduct a high-angle ropes rescue if necessary.

    All riders were being evacuated and medically evaluated, and there were no reports of injuries.

    Video shot by a passenger on a neighboring Ferris wheel shows people sitting upside down on the AtmosFEAR ride as it sits suspended in midair.

    The ride operates like a pendulum, eventually swinging the riders completely upside down.

    Oaks Park first opened in 1905. Its website says it offers a “uniquely Portland blend of modern thrills and turn-of-the-century charm on a midway that has delighted generations of Northwesterners.”

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