Tuesday, May 19, 2009

26 Evacuated From The Monster At La Ronde

File photo: The Monster roller coaster ride at LaRonde in 2008. Twenty-six people were escorted from the Monster Monday after a wagon stalled on an incline. There were no injuries. Photograph by: Dave Sidaway, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

Firefighters were escorting 26 passengers from The Monster roller coaster at La Ronde amusement park Monday afternoon, after one of its wagons stalled on an incline.

There were no reported injuries and the passengers, wearing safety harnesses given them by the firefighters, were being escorted along a safety walkway that stretches the entire length of the 24-year-old wooden roller coaster, Montreal fire department Chief of Operations Michel Bourgeois said. There was no need for ladders, he said.

The incident took place at about 2 p.m., he said. Firefighters were expecting to have helped all the passengers down from the roller coaster by 4 p.m.

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