Roller Coaster Riders Stuck in Heat at Great America

Riders on the Invertigo ride at Great America got a thrill Monday, but it wasn't the kind they were looking for.

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Rescue crews had to figure out a way to get two dozen people off the Invertigo roller coaster after it got stuck Monday.
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The ride got stuck at the top of the ride.
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San Diego Humane Society
It was a hot day with temperatures in the 90s.
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It took at least an hour before even one person was off the ride.
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Rescue crews were able to get the passengers a bottle of water.
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A cherry picker was brought in to take each rider off one by one.
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The rescue was a slow process several stories above ground.
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Passengers, two at a time, were taken off the ride and then lowered to the ground by cherry picker.
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Park officials said they inspected the ride Monday morning and it was working fine.
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They said it was a lift chain issue, but added getting the passenger off safely was priority No. 1.
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