Roller coaster riders left dangling, 2 fall 34 feet to the ground

Author: CBS News
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Rescue at Daytona Beach Boardwalk on June 14, 2018. TWITTER / DAYTONA BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT

Ten people were extracted from dangling roller coaster cars Thursday at a central Florida amusement park after the ride derailed, the Daytona Beach Fire Department tweeted. Two people fell 34 feet to the ground at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk, the fire department tweeted.

Six people were transported to local hospitals, according to the fire department. The extent of those injured is not immediately known.

The Daytona Beach Fire Department tweeted dramatic video showing the rescue of riders trapped in dangling cars.

The accident happened on the Sand Blaster roller coaster, which is owned by Daytona Beach Boardwalk Amusement Rides Inc., according to records, CBS Orlando affiliate WKMG reports.

This is a developing story and will be updated. 

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