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Dozens stranded when SeaWorld ride malfunctions

/ 01:51 PM June 30, 2014
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SAN DIEGO – Authorities said 48 people are safe after they were stranded for hours on a stalled ride at SeaWorld San Diego.

City fire spokesman Lee Swanson said 46 visitors and two park employees were on the Skytower Sunday when a power failure halted the revolving, climbing capsule as it climbed the tower and left everyone about 220 feet (67 meters) in the air.

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The park said its officials were in constant communication and the employees in the Skytower provided water and snacks to the guests.

No injuries were reported but Swanson says a 17-year-old boy was treated at a hospital for anxiety.

The cause of the power failure is under investigation.

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