911 calls released in Orlando Eye shutdown
66 riders rescued from Orlando Eye July 3 after technical default issue
Orange County authorities have released the 911 calls from Friday's incident on the Orlando Eye where dozens of riders were rescued from the stopped attraction.
Orange County Fire Rescue said 66 riders were rescued from the Orlando Eye when it stopped due to a technical default, stranding the riders on the attraction for nearly three hours.
"We're stuck inside the Orlando Eye Ferris wheel and there are a couple different trucks here, but we've been here without air for like 30 minutes," one caller told dispatchers.
No injuries were reported and the ride reopened on Saturday after testing resolved the issue in the system that monitors the wheel's position.
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