07/16/2017 12:14 EDT | Updated 07/16/2017 12:20 EDT

Seven get stuck when Mach 3 breaks down at Calgary Stampede midway

CALGARY — Seven people were stuck on a midway ride at the Calgary Stampede on Saturday evening when the ride broke down.

Stampede officials say the Mach 3 stopped in the middle of a ride shortly after 6:00 p.m.

The Mach 3 seats eight people — four on each end of a 37-metre long, vertically mounted rotating arm — and swings them into the air and then rushes them back towards the ground.

Employees of North American Midway Entertainment, the ride's operator, evacuated the people from the ride and the process took roughly 30 minutes.

One person was taken by ambulance to hospital as a precaution.

The Mach 3 was closed for the remainder of Saturday and did not reopen to the public on Sunday morning.

(CTV Calgary)

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