the complicated rescue operation, 2 people out (video)

It’s a day that ended badly for these visitors to the Plopsaland park in De Panne. While they were in the “Ride to happiness” attraction, the seven people – four adults and three teenagers – found themselves stranded, around 5:30 p.m., about 32 meters above the ground. The park had meanwhile been closed and firefighters tried to free the passengers.

An operation complicated by the weather, bad on the Coast where a yellow wind alert had been in effect since 5:00 p.m. What’s more, rain was added to the gusts. “A crisis unit has been set up to coordinate relief. All services are ready to receive people as soon as they come down,” the Westhoek rescue zone said on Saturday evening.

Firefighters began evacuating the trapped people around 9 p.m. At 9:50 p.m., the first two people were released from the “Ride to Happiness,” firefighters said. “The medical services will now subject them to a check-up”, it is specified. Five other people have been stuck 32 meters high in terrible weather conditions for about four hours.

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