KFOR: 8 people rescued after being stuck on OKC Silver Bullet roller coaster at Frontier City

Posted at 4:45 PM, Jun 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-30 08:23:57-04

OKLAHOMA CITY – A group of people became stuck on a roller coaster at Frontier City Wednesday afternoon, as per NBC affiliate KFOR.

KFOR reports that around eight people were stuck on the ride, all between the ages of seven and 15 plus an adult. The group was reported stuck on the Silver Bullet coaster around 4:30 p.m.

Crews estimated the group was around 100 feet above the ground when firefighters climbed up to rescue them one by one. Those stuck on the ride were given water to stay hydrated during the rescue as the temperatures in OKC hit the 90s. 

Frontier City sent out a statement regarding the rescue to KFOR saying "At approximately 4:20 PM, the train on the Silver Bullet roller coaster at Frontier City stalled on the lift. Due to the position of the stalled train, the back half of the cars were able to be evacuated by park personnel. The fire department had to be called to evacuate the guests in the front cars. Guest safety is Frontier City’s top priority. As soon as each guest has been evacuated from the Silver Bullet, a thorough investigation into the reason the ride stalled will take place.”

Around 5:55 p.m., all the passengers were safely escorted by the OKC firefighters, says KFOR. EMSA is still checking out every rider but at this time, no injuries were reported.