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Friday, March 26, 2021

Teenagers rescued after Kissimmee slingshot ride malfunctions

Posted By on Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 4:35 PM

click image Two teenagers were rescued from a malfunctioning ride at Old Town USA in Kissimmee. - PHOTO VIA FACEBOOK/OSCEOLA COUNTY FIRE RESCUE AND EMS
  • Photo via Facebook/Osceola County Fire Rescue and EMS
  • Two teenagers were rescued from a malfunctioning ride at Old Town USA in Kissimmee.

Two teenagers were rescued by Osceola County firefighters early Friday morning after a ride at the Old Town USA  amusement park in Kissimmee malfunctioned.

The teens were on the park's slingshot ride and the breakdown left them stranded over 30 feet in the air. According to a Facebook post by Osceola County Fire Rescue, a rescue was successfully performed by Osceola and Kissimmee first-responders. Neither of the teens were injured.



Osceola Tower 72 and City of Kissimmee Fire Department Tower 11 worked together tonight to perform a successful high...

Posted by Osceola County Fire Rescue and EMS on Thursday, March 25, 2021

Park representatives told  Orlando Weekly that ride in question was owned by a third-party and that they "are not making any statements" on the matter.

Old Town provided a phone number, but no company name, for the ride's owner. Orlando Weekly did not receive a response from the purported owner prior to publication.

The Florida Department of Agriculture has closed all four operational slingshot rides in Florida, pending an investigation.



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