24 People Rescued From Knotts Berry Farm Ride
BUENA PARK, Calif. Twenty-four people were rescued from a rotating observation tower at Knott's Berry Farm after being trapped about 50 feet off the ground. No injuries were reported, a fire captain said.
The group became trapped about 7:30 p.m., said fire Capt. Mike Blawn of the Orange County Fire Authority.
Firefighters evacuated 24 adults and children from the Sky Cabin using a platform truck equipped with an aerial ladder, Blawn said.
As night approached, a truck from the Anaheim Fire Department was used to rescue the remainder of the people with a large basket, he said.
The last person was brought down about 9:45 p.m., he said.
Authorities are unsure what caused the cabin to become stuck, he said.
The 225-foot tower beneath the Sky Cabin was once used for the Parachute Sky Jump ride and was once the tallest structure in Orange County, according to the Orange County Register.
The cabin was not at the top of the tower when it got stuck.