8 rescued from stuck Indianapolis Zoo ride

INDIANAPOLIS -- Eight people had to be rescued from the skyline ride at the Indianapolis Zoo on Thursday afternoon.

The ride became stuck due to a mechanical issue with a gondola's motor around 3 p.m., a zoo spokeswoman said.

The eight riders, including three children, were in two of the ride's cars. With the help of the Indianapolis Fire Department, the zoo staff helped the riders down.

Watch part of the rescue in the video player above.

Zoo officials said Thursday's problem is not related to previous issues. They are "in the process of diagnosing the cause of the stop" and the ride will not reopen until the issue has been identified and fixed.

IFD said no injuries were reported.

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Ten people became stuck in June when the ride malfunctioned, forcing a rescue via a hydraulic lift to get the stranded riders down.

The ride was scheduled to reopen last Friday, but on the first run, one of the wheels malfunctioned and the ride was shut down overnight to allow for a thorough inspection.

No other details were released.


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