Maryland Firefighters Rescue 24 People Stuck on Six Flags Roller Coaster

Maryland firefighters rescued 24 people from a roller coaster at Six Flags America on Thursday, April 13, after the ride became stuck about 100 feet in the air.

Firefighters used safety harnesses and a tower bucket to lower each of the passengers on the Joker’s Jinx ride to the ground, according to a local report. The passengers ranged in age from six to 45 years old, and the rescue took about four hours to complete.

The Prince George’s County Fire Department released video on Friday giving an up-close look at the rescue. Credit: Prince George’s County Fire Department via Storyful