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Roller coaster derails, throws passengers 34 feet to the ground in Daytona Beach Boardwalk

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Roller coaster derails in Daytona Beach

Two people plummeted 34 feet after falling from the ride.

Six people were injured after a ride of a malfunction caused the coaster cars to derail, the ejection of two passengers and stranding eight other riders on the Boardwalk in Daytona Beach, Fla., the officials said.

The incident happened around 8:30 am local time, when the roller coaster went of the track, the Daytona Beach Fire department said. Fire brigade arrived on the scene and rescued eight riders who were stuck in the three derailed cars.

“The riders were very afraid and the fire department were doing a great job of trying to ensure that everyone remained calm, so the rescue could go with success,” spokeswoman Sasha Stanton said.

#DBFD on scene at the Boardwalk in Daytona Beach rescue riders from a roller coaster car derailed and hang out pic.twitter.com/BFDRa8hFiI

— DaytonaBeachFireDept (@DaytonaBeachFD) June 15, 2018

POWER OUTAGE STRANDS RIDERS ON THE ROLLER COASTER AT OHIO THEME PARK

Two riders were ejected from the front of the car and fell 34 feet to the ground, fire officials said. Two passengers hanging out of the car were rescued by firefighters on the ground using ladders and tech equipment.

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Fire officials said an additional four passengers were in the middle of the car and the rear of the car held two more. These passengers were rescued with the help of a tower truck fire department was able to climb onto the track and safely guide the riders back to the ladder and the fire engine.

Six of the 10 riders having to rescue were transported to a hospital. The extent of their injuries remained unknown, but two patients were on trauma alert, Fox 35 reported.

Update: 10 riders saved. 6 transferred to the hospital.

— DaytonaBeachFireDept (@DaytonaBeachFD) June 15, 2018

The Daytona Beach area had to contend with rain and thunderstorms on the coast, but officials could not say if weather was a factor in the amusement ride of the derailment.

It was unclear when the ride was last inspected.

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Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.

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