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Seventeen trapped on Ferris wheel; rescued with ladder truck

RACINE (WKOW) -- Seventeen people have been rescued after they were trapped on a Ferris wheel in Racine.

The police chief says the ride is closed until an inspection is done to determine why the ride failed.

Emergency crews were called about 1 p.m. Saturday to the Party on the Pavement event after it appeared the ride fell out of alignment.

It took about two hours to stabilize the wheel before the rescues began with a ladder truck. The final group of passengers were taken off about 3:15 p.m. No one was hurt.

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