25 People Rescued From Magic Mountain 'Ninja' Roller Coaster

A screenshot of a live feed from the roller coaster rescue at Six Flags in Valencia, Calif.

About 25 people were trapped for more than two hours Monday night on the Ninja roller coaster at Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, and were eventually rescued by specialized crews who retrieved them from the ride suspended more than 40 feet above ground.
The coaster hit a tree branch around 6 p.m., leaving at least four people with minor injuries, the Los Angeles Times reported. Local TV stations reported that the last person was taken to safety just after sunset.

During the ordeal, the people on the ride were "alert and corresponding with park personnel during the evacuation process," park spokeswoman Sue Carpenter told the Times.
The Ninja is a short ride — just over a minute total — and is the style of coaster whose cars hang below the track:

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