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People left stranded after ride at Pleasurewood Hills in Lowestoft breaks down

PUBLISHED: 18:33 27 March 2016 | UPDATED: 18:33 27 March 2016

Pleasurewood Hills, where one of the rides broke down on Saturday

Pleasurewood Hills, where one of the rides broke down on Saturday

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A sensor issue was blamed for causing a ride to at Pleasurewood Hills to stop mid-descent, leaving 14 people stuck.

The Wipeout rollercoaster scame to an abrupt halt at 2pm yesterday, leaving the 14 riders looking at the ground for 30 minutes as they awaited rescue.

One visitor to the park said the ride remained closed for the rest of the afternoon, but it was reopened today.

While no-one is thought to have been injured, reports said some felt unwell.

After the riders were freed by park staff, they were given tin foil and hot drinks to keep them warm, and also had first aid checks.

A spokesman for the Pleasurewood Hills theme park in Lowestoft said: “At 2pm yesterday the Wipeout ride stopped and the riders were stuck for 30 minutes.

“This was down to the ride automatically stopping due to an issue with the ride sensor.

“There was no mechanical failure with the ride itself and there was never any risk to the riders on board.”

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