Rollercoaster terror at Daytona Beach


Screams filled the air at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk on Thursday night after a rollercoaster car derailed, dropping two people 34 feet to the ground.

Daytona Beach Fire Department rushed to the scene, where they were seen using ladders and a crane to save several other trapped carnival-goers, slowly but surely ushering them across a bridge to be lowered down to safety.

The department freed ten people in total from the ride, after one car completely derailed and another two became stuck, and six of those passengers are in hospital.

Two patients are in a critical condition.

The rollercoaster derailed just after 8.30pm on Thursday, with four people in the front car, which pointed straight down to the ground, barely connected to anything apart from the car behind it.

Two of the riders in the first car are the ones who fell to the ground.

Another four were in the second car, and two more were trapped in the third car, a spokeswoman from the Daytona Beach Fire Department told the News Journal.

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