Friday, 29. August 2014
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Nineteen Chinese theme park adventure seekers got more excitement than they planned on this high-rise carousel when there was a sudden power cut that immobilised it.
The accident happened at the amusement park in Xinghai Square in China's Dalian City after the park staff failed to bring their customers back to earth – and were forced to call in firemen.
In total it took five hours before all of the guests had made it safely back to the ground, by which time day had turn to night and the 19 although cold had managed to get a bird's eye view of the sunset.
Fire brigade spokesman Sheng Shao said: "At first some of them were quite emotional, but when they realised that they were perfectly safe most just enjoyed the view."
Wang Yu, 27, was rescued together with his girlfriend and said: "She was a bit worried at first but actually it was very pleasant. We both agreed that sometimes life rushes past so fast it was actually very pleasant to be forced to go slow and we had the most romantic date that we've had for a long time."
Firemen used a fire engine's elevator platform to bring the trapped tourists to safety and an enquiry is underway to find out why an emergency generator did not kick in to solve the problem.
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