Branson Professional Firefighters Local 152

Branson Firefighters Save Stranded Bungee Riders

August 13, 2018 - 8:17 am
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BRANSON, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say two passengers on a bungee ride in the tourist town of Branson had to be rescued after becoming stuck 100 feet in the air.



The Springfield News-Leader reports that Branson Frontier Adventures manager Carson Wright says a cable on the ``Ejection Seat'' ride got hung up and caused the ride to be suspended in midair. Wright says the malfunction ``wasn't really a safety issue'' but that the ride did have to be lowered manually in order to rescue the passengers.

The Branson Professional Firefighters Local 152 posted photographs to Facebook of the rescue operation. It required a crane and took two hours to complete.

Wright says a state ride inspector would examine the ride in the near future.