Stuck riders on Busch Gardens coaster evacuated

Posted at 8:43 PM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2019-01-18 16:51:48-05

Busch Gardens staff evacuated people from its roller coaster, Sheikra, on Thursday.

According to a spokesperson, Sheikra suffered a mechanical malfunction around 3:45 pm.

64 passengers were stuck on the ride, right-side up for less than 2 hours.

The passengers were evacuated off the ride without the help of Tampa Police Department and no injuries were reported.