A fun day at an amusement park turned into a terrifying event for two people who were stuck 160 feet in the air on the Sky Screamer ride at Scandia Family Fun Center. To rescue them, San Bernardino County Fire Department Crews were called. Here is what you need to know about the rescue operation.
At around 9:24 p.m. on April 8, San Bernardino County Fire went to Scandia Family Fun Park in Victorville. When there, Medic Engine 313 saw two riders stuck at the highest point of the Sky Screamer ride.
The two riders were reportedly 14 and 20 years old. Both males were stuck in an upright position approximately 160 feet high, at the ride’s most vertical position.
Firefighters worked with park mechanics to fix the system. The rescue operation went on for 45 minutes, after which the ride was lowered to the offloading platform at the base. Both the riders were wrapped in blankets and looked at by on-scene paramedics, but were not taken to the hospital. No injuries were reported.
During the rescue, the SB County Fire Department tweeted that they were at the scene.
— SB County Fire (@SBCOUNTYFIRE) April 9, 2018