Dreamworld ride drama

Group rescued after roller coaster stop

6 March 2017

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A bunch of thrill-seekers have been brought to safety after their roller coaster at Dreamworld halted mid-ride.

The Buzz Saw stopped around 1pm on Monday, leaving about eight passengers stuck on a vertical incline.

But emergency services were not called, with staff reportedly evacuating the group using safety stairs.

Dreamworld released this statement on their Facebook page around 2pm:

"The Buzz Saw auto-stop sensor was engaged today. Auto-stopping and resetting of rides is a regular and essential part of operations.

It occurs for a variety of reasons, from sensor alignment to guest behaviour or weather.

Guests are not placed in danger by auto-stops occurring. They are an essential built-in part of ride safety systems and manufacturer’s specifications."

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