Two people has to be rescued on Friday night after being stuck 160 feet above the ground when their ride malfunctioned at the Scandia Family Fun Center in Victorville.
VICTORVILLE: (Update) BC147 Scandia IC. 2 Medic Engines, 2 Trucks, 1 Rescue assigned. Media Contact: Jeremy Kern (760) 998-1458 pic.twitter.com/387hYbMtfq
— SB County Fire (@SBCOUNTYFIRE) April 9, 2018
Members of the San Bernardino County Fire Department were called about 9:24 pm to rescue a 20-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy who were not only stuck at the top of the Sky Screamer ride, but also wet and cold, according to the Daily Press.
“They were restrained in an upright position approximately 160 feet up at its most vertical position,” County Fire officials stated. “Exposure to the elements were a factor with temperatures in the mid 50s and reports of both males being wet from a previous ride.” responded to the amusement park on Mariposa Road at approximately 9:24 p.m. after a 20-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy were reported to be stuck at the highest point of the ride.
#SBCoFD FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO RESCUE AT SCANDIA At 9:24pm, San Bernardino County Fire responded to a possible #Rescue at Scandia Family Fun Park in the City of #Victorville. Upon arrival Medic Engine 313 found two occupants stuck at the highest point of the Sky Screamer Ride. The trapped riders were a 20 and 14 year old male. They were restrained in an upright position approximately 160 feet up at its most vertical position. Exposure to the elements were a factor with temperatures in the mid 50’s and reports of both males being wet from a previous ride. On scene #Firefighters worked with park mechanics to trouble shoot the system and developed various rescue options. Due to the height in reaching a lower platform which contained additional controls a 100’ ladder truck was requested along with one of County Fires Heavy Rescues which brings a team of specially trained personnel to aid in the rescue. After approximately 45 minutes the ride was lowered in a controlled decent down to the offloading platform at the base of the ride. Both riders were removed and evaluated by on scene #Paramedics.In all County Fire responded with two Medic Engines, two Trucks, one Heavy Rescue, and one Chief Officer for a total of 18 personnel. Both occupants were evaluated however not transported to the hospital.Date/Time: Thursday, April 8, 2018 9:24 PMLocation: Scandia Family Fun Park 12627 Mariposa, VictorvilleIncident: Rescue #18-072259Contact: Jeremy Kern, Public Information Officer (760) 998-1458
Posted by San Bernardino County Fire on Monday, April 9, 2018
“After approximately 45 minutes the ride was lowered in a controlled decent down to the off-loading platform at the base of the ride,” County Fire officials stated. “Both riders were removed and evaluated by on-scene paramedics.”
Here’s guessing there won’t be much of a line at Sky Screamer anytime soon.