Blackout suspends coaster riders upside down

Blackout suspends coaster riders upside down
By: Associated Press
HOT SPRINGS, Ar. -- "It was very scary" -- and Connie McBride says she will never get on the X-Coaster again.
A dozen riders were on the roller coaster at an amusement park in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Saturday night when it and several other rides lost power, leaving riders suspended upside-down for about a half hour. Some were hanging 150 feet above ground.
One witness, who was freed from another ride, said you could spot those who'd been stuck on the coaster: "Their faces were red."
One passenger celebrated his rescue by promptly throwing up.
Troubleshooters are still looking for the cause of the outage.
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