Passengers left stuck as Australian rollercoaster breaks down

Thrill seekers at Sea World stranded on top of the Storm Coaster ride on Sept 30, 2016.
Thrill seekers at Sea World stranded on top of the Storm Coaster ride on Sept 30, 2016. PHOTO: MATTHEW RUSSEL / FACEBOOK

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thrill seekers at Sea World on Australia's Gold Coast were given a fright on Friday (Sept 30) when they were left stranded near the top of a rollercoaster for two hours after it broke down.

Passengers in the eight-seat carriage on the Storm Coaster ride were eventually rescued by Sea World staff, who used harnesses and accompanied them down to safety, Seven News said.

Sea World said the ride's safety systems had engaged after a sensor fault. No injuries were reported.