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Kennywood coaster gets stuck, riders rescued

Published On: Jul 31 2013 12:04:48 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 31 2013 12:09:44 PM EDT
Kennywood, Phantom's Revenge

Kennywood, Phantom's Revenge

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. -

Officials at a western Pennsylvania amusement park say a sensor issue caused a roller coaster to stop mid-ride, but that the riders on board were rescued without incident.

It happened Tuesday afternoon on the ``Phantom's Revenge'' ride at Kennywood Amusement Park near Pittsburgh.

Officials say the ride automatically stopped in the middle of the first big hill after the sensor malfunctioned.

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Kennywood personnel then walked the riders down a stairwell along the coaster's lift hill, opting not to make them wait while technicians checked out the problem.

The ride was back up and running about an hour later.