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GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (September 23, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--While working today's Camden County Fair, officers were approached by an employee, stating that a Ferris Wheel had malfunctioned and there were several riders stuck.  Upon arrival officers observed employees attempting to reactive the ride, and there appeared to be four occupied seats.  

The occupied seats were at various heights, with one at the top of the ride, approximately 40 feet off the ground.  Local fire departments arrived and utilizing a tower ladder, were able to rescue 7 riders who were reunited with their families.   Throughout the incident, all riders remained calm, and were in good spirits.  It took approximately 30 minutes to rescue all the riders, there were no injuries reported.  The ride had been inspected earlier in the day, and cleared for operation.   The ride has been closed, and the owner is making arrangements to have it repaired and re inspected.   

Units responding: Gloucester Township Police, Blackwood Fire Company 84, Lambs Terrace Fire Company 85, Chews Landing Fire Company 82, Winslow Fire Department, and Gloucester Township EMS 80.

Gloucester Township Police Department
1261 Chews Landing Rd
Gloucester Township, NJ 08021

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500