Riders rescued from roller coaster in Florida

TAMPA, FL - Firefighters rescued 16 riders Wednesday after they got stuck on a roller coaster at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida.

All passengers are OK, according to the Twitter page for Tampa Fire Rescue, which posted a photograph of the rescue effort.

The riders were trapped on the Cheetah Hunt roller coaster. At a length of 4,400 feet, it's the park's longest thrill ride.

CNN affiliate WFLA quoted Busch Gardens spokesman Travis Claytor as saying the ride malfunctioned and stopped near the station were riders get on and off the coaster.

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