2 Riders Dropped 30 Feet, Others Injured In Roller Coaster Derailment

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Six people have been taken to a hospital after a roller coaster in Florida derailed, leaving some riders dangling 34 feet above the ground.

According to the Daytona Beach Fire Department’s Twitter account, two riders fell to the ground from the ride at Daytona Beach Boardwalk Thursday (June 14) night.

They say a total of 10 riders were rescued. They also say the extent of their injuries wasn’t immediately known.

The Daytona Beach Police tweeted that it was assisting the fire department.