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Firefighters rescued eight teens from the top of a New Mexico roller coaster after getting stuck for two hours



TEXAS – According to the statement, WVFD crews responded to a call for help at the Western Playland Amusement Park in Sunland Park at around 8:40 p.m.

Two cars on the El Bandido ride got stuck, stranding the teens some 60 feet from the ground.

Rescuers used a ladder truck to help the teenagers climb down – a process that took around two hours to complete.

None of the teens suffered any injuries either as a result of the incident or in the process of climbing down, according to a Facebook post by the department.

An inspection of the ride failed to uncover any problems prior to the incident, and the cause remains unclear.