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Man stranded on roller coaster grabbed rosary, 'said a prayer'

July 30, 2012 |  4:20 pm

Amusement park visitors stuck in midair for two hours Sunday when their ride at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo stalled said they took the situation in stride.

“Laughing, cracking jokes, looking at the view. I was trying to keep calm. At one point, I brought out my rosary and just said a prayer,” passenger Tevin Tavares told ABC News.

The Superman ride at the theme park stopped in an upright position about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Fox40.

Less than two hours later, the ride began running again, the station reported.

None of the riders were injured or required medical attention, said Vallejo Fire Battalion Chief Ray Jackson to the Vallejo Times-Herald.

Officials are still unsure of the cause of the sudden stop.

"If [a ride] stops, it usually detects something and it stops for safety reasons," Six Flags spokeswoman Nancy Chan said to the newspaper.

The new ride opened June 30 but will be closed until a safety inspection is conducted, Chan said.


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