Six Flags Thrill Seekers Get Stuck on Boomerang

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Jodi Hernandez

     Twenty-six people were safely removed from a looping roller  coaster ride at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo after it became stuck  mid-ride Wednesday, a park spokeswoman said.

    The Boomerang Coast to Coaster stopped mid-ride at 1:54 p.m., Six  Flags Discovery Kingdom spokeswoman Nancy Chan said.  Riders were safely  escorted from the ride by staff within an hour.

    No injuries were reported, Chan said. She didn't have any details about why the ride stopped. The riders were facing forward and upright when the ride stopped, Chan said. It was taken out of operation later in the afternoon.

    The Boomerang ride is located in the "Sky" area of the amusement  and animal park.

    It features a "cobra roll" with two steep inversions and a "nerve  shattering vertical loop," according to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's  website. It is described as a steel-track supercoaster that is 12 stories  high and reaches speeds of 48 mph, according to the website.

    The 1 minute, 48 second ride goes forward through its track and  then follows the same patch backward. The ride is 935-feet long.
     

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