Riders Rescued After Being Stuck on The Joker Ride at Six Flags Over Texas

People have been rescued after being stuck on a roller coaster in scorching heat at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.

According to witnesses, The Joker ride stopped with riders still on it for approximately 25 minutes - it was 103 degrees in North Texas at the time the ride was stuck.

An employee of NBC 5 happened to be at the park when the incident happened.

She saw paramedics assisting riders who had been stuck on the ride. There's no word on anyone's conditions.

Six Flags Over Texas spokesperson Sharon Parker released the following statement:

Our rides are equipped with sensors that monitor all aspects of the ride cycle. On rare occasions, a sensor will send an alert that stops the ride in a safe location. We were communicating with riders the entire time and once the ride system was reset, riders were able to return to the loading station. All guests safely exited the ride. The safety of our guests is our top priority and the ride will be closed for a thorough inspection before re-opening.

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