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Firefighters free people trapped 32m high in Plopsaland roller coaster

Plopsaland Ride to Happiness roller coaster
10:07 20/02/2022

Firefighters evacuated people stuck for hours during bad weather conditions in a blocked roller coaster at Plopsaland De Panne on Saturday evening.

A crisis unit was set up at the theme park to coordinate the rescue of seven people trapped 32m high in the Ride to Happiness roller coaster.

The rescue mission was carried out in two stages. The first two passengers were freed at 21.50, the remaining five at around 23.30, according to Westhoek fire department.

They were all in good health, but taken to hospital for medical checks.

The Plopsaland theme park on Belgium’s coast opened the Ride to Happiness spinning roller coaster in July 2021.

Written by The Bulletin

Comments

Anon3

How irresponsible of the amusement park to open despite all the weather warnings and how silly of people to go on rides in such severe storm conditions.

Feb 23, 2022 01:40