Six rescued from Movie World rollercoaster

Fire crews used a cherry picker to lower passengers safely to the ride's maintenance platform (Channel 7)
Fire crews used a cherry picker to lower passengers safely to the ride's maintenance platform (Channel 7)

Six people had to be rescued on Sunday after a ride malfunctioned at Australia's Movie World.

The passengers were uninjured but have been taken to Gold Coast University Hospital for a check-up.

The theme park's Green Lantern rollercoaster stopped near the top at around 1pm local time. Firefighters removed the first rider from the carriage just after 4pm.

Fire crews used a cherry picker to lower passengers safely to the ride's maintenance platform, where they could then take the stairs down to the ground.

A statement from the company said the incident was caused by an issue with a wheel.

"Warner Bros. Movie World would like to offer its sincerest apologies to those guests that were involved.

"Movie World and Queensland Fire have trained for this type of evacuation and we are thankful for their assistance."

The incident comes less than a month after four people were killed on the River Rapids ride at the nearby Dreamworld theme park.

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