Skytower Malfunction: SeaWorld Ride Traps Dozens for 4 Hours

Some visitors to SeaWorld (SEAS) San Diego were left hanging in mid-air by a power failure on Sunday.

SeaWorld185Electrical power to the Skytower ride — which takes a capsule filled with people about 320 feet above the theme park — failed during the afternoon. That left 46 park guests and 2 park workers stuck 220 feet in the air, the Associated Press notes.

SeaWorld officials were able to bring water and food to the stranded people as they worked to restore power to the ride.

Power was finally restored around 7:30 p.m. By that point the people in the Skytower had been stranded there for four hours.

No one was reported injured in the incident, though one passenger was treated for anxiety.

SEAS stock rose slightly in Monday midday trading.

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