9 Trapped On Rollercoaster

A group of 9 people aged 9 to 49 have been rescued from a rollercoaster ride which became stuck 60 feet in the air at M&D's Theme Park.

Some people were stranded for more than eight hours after the ride ground to a halt at Strathclyde Country Park in Motherwell around 4.30pm on Sunday

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service helped to bring the people, aged nine to 49, to safety.

The last person was rescued by 12.45am on Monday

A spokesman for Strathclyde Police said, "At around 4.30pm one of the rollercoaster rides at M&D's theme park suffered what appeared to be a mechanical failure. Nine people of various ages were on the ride.

Strathclyde Police and other emergency services were sent to the scene.

Everybody is now safe and well. No-one needed to be taken to hospital."

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service said they sent two fire engines to the scene after they were called.

On the M&D's website it states it is Scotland's "only theme park'' with five "white knuckle rollercoasters'' including The Tsunami, Tornado, Express, The Runaway Mine Train and The Big Apple.

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