SAN ANTONIO - Firefighters rescued a group of people stuck on a rollercoaster at SeaWorld.
Officials were called out to SeaWorld on the Far West Side a little before 1:00 p.m., for a high angle rescue. Details are scarce at this time, as it's still an active investigation, so it's unclear how it happened or how many people got stuck, but firefighters tell got everybody down. No injuries have been reported.
The 'Wave Breaker' rollercoaster was stuck high on the ride and at a slight angle. It took just over three hours to rescue a group of at least 10.
On Monday, we heard back from SeaWorld officials, who issued the following statement:
“[Sunday] at 12:51pm the Wave Breaker roller coaster stopped during the ride. Thirteen guests were onboard," a SeaWorld Spokesperson said. "Consistent with our established safety protocols we worked with the San Antonio Fire Department to safely evacuate all guests on the ride. We apologize for the guest inconvenience. The safety of our employees and guests is our top priority.”
From the SeaWorld website...
SeaWorld San Antonio’s newest thrill ride launches you on an exciting adventure as you join the SeaWorld Rescue Team in their quest to help an animal in danger.
Straddling a jet-ski style car, you race out over the lake, launching 60 feet into the air through banks and turns along 2,600 feet of track. With a height limit of only 48” this is sure to be a family favorite.
Opened in 2017, it is the first jet ski roller coaster in North America.