2 rescued from Ferris wheel in Myrtle Beach

Source: myrtlebeachthrillrides.com
Source: myrtlebeachthrillrides.com

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (AP) - Two people have been rescued after they got stuck at the top of a Ferris wheel in Myrtle Beach.

Authorities say it happened Monday evening at the Family Kingdom Amusement Park.

Dispatch reports from Myrtle Beach Police state they received a call around 10 p.m. from a passenger on a Ferris wheel, claiming they had already been stuck at the top of the ride for 20 minutes.

Captain David Knipes, spokesman for the Myrtle Beach Police Department, says the call actually came from the Skyscraper at the park on the 300 block of South Ocean Boulevard.

Moving at higher speeds than a Ferris wheel, the Skyscraper uses a propeller to spin guests in a full circle. The amusement ride can hold four guests, two on each end.

There were no injuries.

Meanwhile, a man hurt last weekend when he fell 60 feet from a zip line in Myrtle Beach continues to recover.Authorities say Gerard O'Sullivan has been in the Grand Strand Regional Medical Center's intensive care unit since the Friday fall in which he broke his ankles and several ribs.

He was one of a group of 30 Irish residents in this country on summer work visas. His parents are expected to arrive Tuesday to see him for the first time since the accident.

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