TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA) - UPDATE. According to Tampa Fire Rescue, all 16 people who were stuck on the Cheetah Hunt roller coaster at Busch Gardens have been safely taken off the ride. No word yet from park officials what went wrong to cause the ride to stop shortly after it left the gate house.
PREVIOUS STORY. Busch Gardens says 16 people are stuck on the Cheetah Hunt ride.
Spokesman Travis Claytor says the ride stopped shortly after the train left the gate. Workers tried to let gravity pull the train back down so the riders could get off, but that didn't work. So Tampa firefighters have been called to evacuate the riders.
So far, there have been no reports of injuries.
Photos Credit: Tampa Fire Rescue
TFR on scene @BuschGardens assisting in removing riders from the Cheetah Hunt ride. All passengers okay.— Tampa Fire Rescue (@FireRescueTampa) February 12, 2014
TFR firefighters have removed all 16 Cheetah Hunt riders safely from the coaster. There are no reported injuries. pic.twitter.com/1R04qBItj4— Tampa Fire Rescue (@FireRescueTampa) February 12, 2014