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19 rescued from malfunction ride at Washington State Fair

September 4, 2018

PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters rescued 19 people from a ride that malfunctioned at the Washington State Fair.

KING5 reports the ride called “El Nino” was full of fair-goers when it became stuck in the air about 6 p.m. Monday. Pierce County firefighters said all 19 on board were brought to safety.

The ride will remain out of service until repairs can be made.

Washington State Fair officials have not said what caused the ride to malfunction.

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