Thorpe Park rollercoaster stopped mid-air after guest stuck their leg out of the cart
Published 10/07/2016 | 20:46
Thorpe Park rollercoaster had to be stopped mid-air after a guest stuck their leg outside of their cart.
The Colossus, which sees carriages travel at up to 45mph nearly 100ft off the ground, was halted after a member of staff spotted the protruding limb on CCTV earlier today.
Officials were then forced to evacuate the £13.5million ride, with those on board having to walk down its tracks to safety in order to get down.
They added: "We stopped the ride because a guest ignored our ride restrictions and put their leg outside of the cart while on board Colossus which was spotted by our vigilant staff on CCTV.
"Therefore we e-stopped the ride as soon as possible and evacuated all guests."
Others at the park in Surrey took to Twitter to post pictures of the incident. Images showed around five people making their way down the tracks carefully.
Daniel Pashley posted a series of photographs and wrote: "People evacuated from stuck roller coaster at Thorpe Park. Everyone safe, says employee."
He added later: "Roller coaster stuck at Thorpe Park - guests being walked down to safety. Employee says nobody hurt."
Colossus roller coaster : riders led to safety after breakdown at Thorpe Park. pic.twitter.com/UpWo1Sx610— Daniel Pashley (@eurodan) July 10, 2016
The spokesman reminded guests to keep their arms and legs inside rollercoaster carts when at the park.
The ride was opened again later this afternoon. The park's spokesman confirmed no-one had been injured.