Children left stranded 170ft in the air after New Year’s Eve ride breaks down at Rennes fairground

FAIRGROUND thrillseekers have been left stranded 170ft in the air after a ride broke down on New Year’s Eve.

Firefighters are racing to rescue the six adults and two children stuck 52m – 170ft – in the basket of a carousal in Rennes, the capital of Brittany in France.

Firefighters are racing to reach the adults trapped on the vertical ride
Samuel Nohra

Firefighters are racing to reach the attraction and will have to make the eight people stuck – including two children – abseil down the attraction.

At the scene, Journalist Samuel Nohra tweeted: “The Firefighters will go up to 52m and then make the 8 people abseiling including two children stranded.

“They are well and have to be patient”.

Dramatic footage shows firefighters beginning their ascent to reach those trapped.

More to follow…

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