Cable on Ohio amusement park ride snaps, hurting 2

In a Wedneday, July 2, 2014 photo, Matt Ouimet, chief executive of Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., greets a guest at Cedar Point amusement park,in Sandusky, Ohio. Ouimet has spent his first two years with the company adding rides and attractions that appeal to families and not just thrill seekers. (AP Photo John Seewer)
In a Wedneday, July 2, 2014 photo, Matt Ouimet, chief executive of Cedar Fair Entertainment Co., greets a guest at Cedar Point amusement park,in Sandusky, Ohio. Ouimet has spent his first two years with the company adding rides and attractions that appeal to families and not just thrill seekers. (AP Photo John Seewer)

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio amusement park ride that swings riders up to 125 feet in the air has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors.

Cedar Point spokesman Bryan Edwards says a cable on the Skyhawk ride disconnected at about 10 p.m. Saturday. One guest went to a hospital for evaluation, while the other was treated at the scene.

It wasn’t clear whether the two guests had been riding Skyhawk when they were injured or whether they were on the ground. Skyhawk has two giant arms that swing riders at speeds of up to 60 mph.

Edwards says Skyhawk will remain closed until an investigation into the cause of the accident is completed.

Cedar Point in Sandusky is the flagship park of Cedar Fair Entertainment Co.

 

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