8 passengers of a carousel stuck 9 hours at 50 m in the void during new year’s eve

8 passagers d'un manège restent coincés 9 heures à 50 m dans le vide durant le réveillon

The events took place during the night of Monday to Tuesday, at the fair of Rennes, in Brittany.

To 20: 30, 8 people were aboard the thrill ride “BomberMaxxx” when the arm of the attraction is blocked.

8 passengers, including 5 minors 13 to 17 years old, became stranded. They had to spend the New Year’s eve at 52 meters in height, feet in the void.

The firefighters first attempted to climb the arena floor. With the large scale of 30 meters, there were only 22 meters to go. But the year was quickly proven too perilous.

It has therefore been necessary to call in the helicopter which, towards midnight, a hélitreuillé a first-aider on the platform of the carousel.

Then another rescuer was able to reach it from the ground. They then spent long hours in harnesses each of the passengers and the installation of an abseiling device.

It is only 4 o’clock in the morning that the first passenger is finally dropped. His arrival was hailed with a salvo of applause from the onlookers still present.

And then the rescue of the other 7 passengers lasted two hours, or at 6: 00 in the morning. The 8 people will have remained and 9.30 AM stuck in the carousel. They are safe and sound.

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