Oaks Park Ride Malfunctions, 28 People Stuck Upside Down

Oaks Park amusement park outside of Portland, Oregon, had to call in emergency personnel on Friday to rescue 28 people who were stuck upside-down on a malfunctioning ride.

Crews rescued 28 people Friday after they were left dangling high on the ride.

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Portland Fire and Rescue said on X that firefighters worked with engineers at Oaks Park to manually lower the ride. The patrons were medically evaluated on the scene and no injuries were reported. One rider with a pre-existing medical condition went to a hospital for further evaluation as a precaution, Oaks Amusement Park said in a statement

The ride AtmosFEAR swings riders completely upside down.

The ride has been in operation since 2021 and has not had any prior incidents, the park said. It will remain closed until further notice.

“We wish to express our deepest appreciation to the first responders and our staff for taking prompt action, leading to a positive outcome today, and to the rest of the park guests who swiftly followed directions to vacate the park to make way for the emergency responders to attend to the situation,” it said.

Oaks Park first opened in 1905.

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