Nine people were rescued from a rollercoaster at a Scottish theme park, with some of them trapped for up to eight hours.

The passengers became trapped 60 feet above ground after the the Tsunami ride at M&Ds in Strathclyde Park (not the rollercoaster pictured) malfunctioned on Sunday afternoon.

Fire crews were called at around 4.30pm and the last person was evacuated from the twisty ride at 0045.

No-one was reported injured.

A spokesperson for Strathclyde Police said: "Strathclyde Police can confirm that nine people, aged between nine and 49 years of age, were rescued from a roller coaster ride at the M&D theme park after a mechanical failure.”

"All persons were removed from the ride by the Strathclyde Police Height Access team and were taken for precautionary medical examination by staff from the Scottish Ambulance Service.”

"No persons were injured as a result of this incident."


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