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24 rescued from stuck Maryland roller coaster

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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - Authorities said 24 people stranded on a roller coaster were rescued from near the top of the ride at Six Flags America in Maryland.

Prince George's County Fire officials said it took about five hours Sunday to rescue 17 adults and seven children from The Joker's Jinx roller coaster.

Assistant Fire Chief Paul Gomez said the riders were sitting upright. A few had cramps, back pain and dehydration, but there were no major injuries.

A Six Flags America spokesman said in a statement that it was not yet clear what caused the ride to stop but that it had a computerized safety system that "performed as it is designed to."

Six Flags' website said the ride goes 60 miles per hour and upside down four times.
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