Milwaukee zoo visitors stuck when ride stops

Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 -- 5:33 p.m

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- About a dozen visitors to the Milwaukee County Zoo were stuck in the air for about a half hour when a ride malfunctioned.

The Sky Glider stopped Wednesday afternoon and a back-up system had to be activated to restart it.

Zoo spokeswoman Jennifer Diliberti-Shea tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/VGgI9d ) everything was orderly, and no one panicked. She says the zoo has a plan in place and regular drills in place for when something like this happens.

She says the Milwaukee Fire Department was called, but its help was not needed because the back-up system got the Sky Glider running again.

But she says the ride will remain closed for the rest of the day for an inspection and any necessary repairs.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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