SAN DIEGO – Police report that more than a dozen people trapped at SeaWorld in San Diego have been rescued. The wind broke the switch on the "Bayside Skyride". The authorities estimated that between 15 and 30 people were trapped, some of them in gondolas suspended above the water. Sixteen were actually saved.
The riders were lowered by harnesses and rescued by rescue boats. They were then evaluated by medical brigades.
SeaWorld stated in its statement that it will conduct a thorough check of the trip until reopening.
SeaWorld said that the gondolas had a blanket on board.