Dozens stranded on SeaWorld ride after power outage

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SAN DIEGO – A power outage at SeaWorld left dozens of passengers on board the Skytower stranded for four hours Sunday, hundreds of feet off the ground.

46 passengers and two SeaWorld employees were on the ride at the time.

San Diego Fire and Rescue crews were called and placed on standby. Fire officials say, SeaWorld employees eventually powered the Skytower back up and got all passengers off safely.seaworld

Fire officials say a teenager and child needed medical assistance. Ambulances were called in and rushed one to the hospital to be treated for anxiety.

SeaWorld released a statement Sunday night:

SeaWorld’s San Diego’s Skytower ride experience a power failure this afternoon.  With guest safety as our top priority, park engineers spent four hours trouble-shooting the problem before restoring power to the Skytower and safely returning the 46 guests to the ride loading area.  The guests were never in danger and park officials were in constant communication with them while the power failure was being addressed.  Two SeaWorld employees were also in the Skytower providing guests with water and snacks. The San Diego Fire Department was on scene, however, there was no requirement for an emergency evacuation. We greatly appreciate the patience of our guests, and they received return admission and other park amenities.  The cause of the power failure is under investigation.

The Skytower is 400 feet tall and allows guests to see panoramic views of Mission Bay and the San Diego skyline.



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