I’m not a big fan of roller coasters. Mostly because after hearing the horror stories and knowing my personal luck, I know I would end up in an unfortunate situation just like passengers at the Forest County Festival in Crandon, Wisconsin, who were stuck upside down for hours after a malfunction on the Fireball roller coaster.
Emergency workers were dispatched within 15 minutes of the roller coaster coming to a halt. However, because they needed special equipment to reach the roller coaster and get riders down safely, it took nearly three hours to get everyone down.
“Because of the release mechanism of safety equipment on individual cars, all persons in a car had to be properly secured before the safety equipment was released,” the local fire department to NPR.
Fortunately, everyone was rescued and none of the eight passengers required serious assistance, although one was dropped off at a nearby hospital.