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People left hanging upside down 'for 30 minutes' from rollercoaster after it broke down

Niamh Shackleton

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People left hanging upside down 'for 30 minutes' from rollercoaster after it broke down

Thrill-seekers were left with more than they bargained for after being left suspended in the air due to a ride breaking down.

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Visitors at Canada's Wonderland in Ontario, Vancouver, were left hanging upside for a reported 30 minutes after the park's lumberjack ride broke down mid-360 spin.

The terrifying moment was documented by someone else who was at the park and safely on the ground.

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According to them, it took 45 minutes for everyone to be removed from the ride.

The people stuck could be heard calling for help in the terrifying video.

TikToker @jiashira_ captioned the clip: "After about 45 mins they were able to get everyone down safety."

She added: "I’m definitely not getting on this ride any time soon!"

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The ordeal is thought to have happened yesterday, Sunday 24 September.

People were reportedly left hanging for 30 minutes. Credits: TikTok/jiashira_
People were reportedly left hanging for 30 minutes. Credits: TikTok/jiashira_

In light of them being upside down for so long, people have since expressed there concerns about the people involved.

"All of he blood rushing to their heads omg that’s scary for brain activity," said one person.

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"That is an absolute nightmare situation," someone else continued.

Another wrote: "That's really dangerous, being upside down for so long can literally cause a heart attack."

According to Healthline, it's actually possible to die if you hang upside down for too long as a result of blood pooling in your head.

It can also cause increased blood pressure, heart conditions, glaucoma, back or leg fractures, osteoporosis, and hernias.

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It's believed that the lumberjack ride has been closed since the incident and that an investigation is underway.

LADbible have contacted Canada's Wonderland for comment.

The incident took place on Sunday, 24 September. Credits: TikTok/jiashira_
The incident took place on Sunday, 24 September. Credits: TikTok/jiashira_

A similarly scary ordeal happened in Spain last year when rollercoaster riders ended up stuck 160ft in the air during a heatwave.

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The ride at the Madrid theme park, Parque De Atracciones, suffered a 'technical fault' meaning the Abismo ride stopped dead in its tracks from the vertical drop, leaving guests suspended at the top while facing up to the sky.

Making matters worse, the ordeal took place in 37ºC degree heat.

Elsewhere, in June 2023, Adventure Island theme park in Essex saw thrill-seekers suspended 72ft in the air because of an issue with one of its rides.

Like the people in Canada over the weekend, those of the ride were also stuck for as long as 30 minutes.

With these stories in mind, I'll definitely be sticking to the kiddie's log flume ride for the foreseeable.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/jiashira_

Topics: Theme Park, TikTok, Viral

Niamh Shackleton
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