12 children rescued after roller coaster stalls at Texas amusement park

Sara M Moniuszko

A dozen school-aged children were rescued after their train of roller coaster cars stalled at a Texas Panhandle amusement park.

The train of cars got stuck at the top of the Mouse Trap roller coaster at Wonderland Park in Amarillo at about 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to The Associated Press.

The Amarillo Fire Department confirmed the news in a post to their Facebook page Tuesday along with photos of the incident.

"AFD assisted Wonderland Park employees on a roller coaster rescue today. 12 kids were stuck near the top until they were brought safely to the ground on a lift," the statement read. "We are happy to report everyone is safe and there were no injuries."

According to the park's website, the Mouse Trap is known as the "Big Coaster" and measures 52 feet tall and 1,710 feet long.

Rescue crews used a cherry picker to lower the children to safety, AP reports.

Contributing: The Associated Press

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