Ten hanging capsules on the ride are stuck about 20 metres in the air with 19 adults and children on board
Fire crews were called to rescue 19 people trapped on a fairground ride at London’s South Bank.
Ten hanging capsules on the ride were stuck about 65 feet in the air with 19 adults and children on board.
Crews were called at about 6pm this evening and the last people were brought to the ground shortly before 10pm.
The ride, with hanging capsules that swing around a central pillar, is a popular attraction on the South Bank.
Crews were also working with an onsite engineer to manually release the ride’s friction brake so that it could be turned around and aligned with the aerial ladder.
Lambeth Fire Station Manager Clive Robinson, said from the scene during the rescue operation: “Crews are using an aerial ladder platform which is a bit like a cherry picker to reach the people and bring them back down.
“It’s slow work as we need to access each cage on the ride individually and ensure they are secure before we move them from the ride onto our platform and bring them back down to the ground.
Original source: Mirror