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Thrillseekers rescued on Qld rollercoaster

AAP logoAAP 30/09/2016 David Sigston

A group of thrillseekers needed to be rescued from a rollercoaster at Sea World on the Gold Coast after the ride came to a sudden stop, leaving them stranded at a significant height.

Sea World said the ride, the Storm Coaster, stopped mid-ride after a sensor fault.

The rescue operation began around midday on Friday, with the cart still stuck on the tracks.

But if those stranded were worried, they didn't appear to show it.

The group smiled and waved at television network helicopters as they were being strapped into harnesses by staff members.

"The safety and wellbeing of all our guests is our top priority and our highly trained staff ensured the safest outcome was achieved with guests led down the stairs to ground level without incident," Sea World said.

The rollercoaster has reportedly had similar issues before and the incident comes during the busy school holiday period.

"The ride will reopen after the fault is cleared and operating checks are completed," Sea World said.

People took to social media to share there rollercoaster phobias, with many expressing their relief they weren't the ones stranded.

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