Daytona Beach roller coaster derails, drops 2 riders 30 feet; 6 injured

2 Riders Dropped 30 Feet Others Injured In Roller Coaster Derailment

The Daytona Beach Fire Department employed multiple ladders and a crane to rescue people trapped on the rollercoaster. Two of those riders fell to the ground from 34 feet, authorities said.

Eight others had to be pulled to safety above the Daytona Beach Boardwalk.

The cause of the accident on the Sand Blaster coaster on the Daytona Beach Boardwalk is under investigation. A local hospital said two were still being treated on Friday, but did not provide details on their conditions.

"I'm not sure what they were doing", said Ellis, who noted that they were in one of the cars that was moving slowly on the elevated tracks.

"Just yesterday, department inspectors conducted a thorough inspection of the ride, and it was found in compliance with state law", she continued in a statement.

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Rescue crews from the Daytona Beach Fire Department were met with a dicey scenario.

Inspection records from the department of agriculture show that the ride failed an inspection on May 17, 2018.

Other riders were rescued by firefighters who carefully used extension ladders to save them. The back vehicle - which held two other riders - remained on the track, the fire department added.

According to the News-Journal, a group of teens who rode the Sand Blaster about 5 p.m. Friday saw someone working on a ride brake mechanism roughly three hours before the incident.

"We are so glad we didn't get on that ride", said Metler.

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Two of the riders in the first vehicle are the ones who fell to the ground. Six of those were transported to the hospital.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported the roller coaster is 40 years old.

"It was chaotic, as you can imagine, there was a lot of people in the area, " Staton said.

The Daytona Beach boardwalk and pier, which is open year-round, features a number of amusement park rides.

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