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Rollercoaster fault sparks rescue

rollercoaster at M&ds
The rollercoaster was at M&Ds in Strathclyde Park

Six people were stranded on a rollercoaster at M&Ds in Strathclyde Park for about an hour after high winds caused safety systems to activate.

Fire crews received an emergency call to the Tornado ride at the park, near Hamilton in Lanarkshire, at 1550 BST.

The five women and a man, who were on a works funday, were stranded 40ft above the ground at the bottom of a dip.

None of the passengers was injured. The ride will remain closed for safety checks.

The M&Ds spokesperson said: "We can confirm that there was an incident on The Tornado ride shortly before the theme park was due to close.

"Due to high winds, the ride's safety systems immediately slowed down the ride and put in place our pre-planned emergency procedures.

"The fire brigade was called immediately and took all six passengers down one by one. No passengers were injured and the ride will remain closed until all safety checks have been completed."

All of the carriages were in the upright position.



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