ARLINGTON, Texas - Eight students who were stuck on a Six Flags Over Texas roller coaster as storms blew through the area have been rescued, authorities said.
The park's new roller coaster, "The Joker," malfunctioned and stalled Friday as storms rolled through, causing the students to be stuck on their backs, WFAA reported.
The rescue took over three hours, with all eight students successfully extricated by 3 a.m. Saturday, according to WFAA. No one was injured, authorities said.
The cause of the malfunction has not been determined yet, park officials said.
The Joker will open following a full inspection. Severe headwinds triggered a safety stoppage overnight. All guests were safely unloaded.— Six Flags Over Texas (@SixFlagsOverTX) May 20, 2017
The Joker roller coaster at Six Flags over Texas opened earlier this week now closed after 8 students rescued after being stuck over night. pic.twitter.com/UdoEoqnkQv— Mike Forbes (@mikeforbeswfaa) May 20, 2017
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