Roller coaster at theme park strands riders upside-down

By Ben Hooper
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July 3 (UPI) -- A roller coaster at a British theme park broke down in mid-ride, temporarily stranding riders upside-down at the top of a loop high off the ground.

Visitors to the Drayton Manor theme park in Mile Oak, England, captured photos and video Saturday when the G-Force roller coaster stalled in mid-ride, leaving passengers trapped upside-down.


The park said the passengers were evacuated without incident.

"G-Force experienced a temporary stoppage, as a result all guests were safely removed from the ride, at no point was guest safety compromised," the park said in a statement.

G-Force, which opened in 2005, reaches speeds of up to 45 mph and heights exceeding 65 feet.

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