The nine riders, who included a 9-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl, said the Tsunami roller coaster at M&D's theme park in Strathclyde Park, Scotland, came to a halt about 4:15 p.m. Sunday, and only three people had been rescued by 10:30 p.m., the Scottish Daily Record reported Monday.
"I thought we were all going to die. It happened so suddenly," said Razma Mian, 13. "My dad was saying it would be alright but there was a woman in front and she just cried the whole time. There was also a woman behind who was crying constantly. She had left her 15-month-old baby on the ground. I calmed down after a while but I was up there for 6 1/2 hours."
Police said they were able to get water to the riders while Rope Support officers arrived and executed the rescue.
"Passengers were never in danger. This is a rare occurrence," a spokesman for M&D said.
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