Crews Rescue 16 People Trapped on SeaWorld Skyride

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SAN DIEGO — Crews were working to rescue more than a dozen people trapped on a ride at SeaWorld Monday night.

FOX40 sister station KSWB reports Bayside Skyride stopped functioning after a big gust of wind tripped a circuit breaker around 7:22 p.m., according to San Diego police.

Sixteen riders were stuck in five gondolas, some of which were suspended above Mission Bay. Of the riders, seven were children, including one baby.

By 9:24 p.m., two children had been rescued, according to a tweet by the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. The riders were lowered by harnesses and rescued by lifeguard boats.

It was 49 degrees at the theme park around 9 p.m. The gondolas had blankets on board, according to a statement by SeaWorld.

“Once our guests are cared for, we will conduct a thorough inspection of the ride prior to re-opening,” the statement added.

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