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Riders rescued from stuck Six Flags roller coaster; 4 injured

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Four people are injured after a roller coaster gets stuck at Six Flags in California. (Source: KTLA/CNN) Four people are injured after a roller coaster gets stuck at Six Flags in California. (Source: KTLA/CNN)

 VALENCIA, CA (KTLA/CNN/RNN) – Roller coaster riders at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California got a scarier ride than they anticipated on Monday.

Fire officials say about 30 people were stuck about 20 feet off the ground at an angle on the ride called the “Ninja,” a suspended, swinging roller coaster.

The say four people received minor injuries. Fire fighters began rescuing the riders from the roller coaster just before 8 p.m. PT. 

KTLA reports that the Los Angeles Fire Department were called to the amusement park just before 6 p.m. PT.

The stoppage of the roller coaster was caused by a tree branch falling and obstructing the track of the ride, park spokeswoman Sue Carpenter told KTLA.

“The 25 guests on the train were all alert and corresponding with park personnel during the evacuation process,” Carpenter said.

According to the Six Flags website, the “Ninja” is “the black belt of roller coasters” that “whips you into submission” as the rider hangs strapped in by shoulder harnesses from the track at speeds of up to 55 mph. 

The "Ninja" remains closed. 

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