People At SeaWorld San Diego Rescued From Gondolas Above Frigid Mission Bay

US police say people are stuck on a ride at Sea World in San Diego

Gondolas malfunctioned after a gust of wind tripped a circuit breaker on the Bayside Skyride, police in the USA city told FOX5 News.

More than a dozen guests wound up trapped on a gondola ride at SeaWorld in San Diego on a Monday after an "unusual gust of significant wind" caused the ride to shut down.

Two of the Bayside Skyride gondolas stuck over frigid Mission Bay waters at SeaWorld San Dieo on night of February 18, 2019; 16 passengers were stranded in five gondolas, officials said.

We are now working with San Diego Fire & Rescue and the San Diego Lifeguards to evacuate the guests from the ride.

Seven of the 16 people trapped on the ride were children, including one baby.

Jonathan Sherr was riding one of the gondolas with his 15-year-old son when it stalled.

"I looked up at the cable, and right when I was looking up at the cable shaking violently, we stopped", he said to NBC San Diego.

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A fire official said no injuries had been reported.

Kimberly Sanchez, 12, told the TV station that she also took note of the severe wind conditions when boarding the ride. "They should've just told us to walk out because it was windy, we could've fallen off, something could've happened".

'SEAWORLD RESCUE UPDATE: All 16 persons trapped in the gondola ride are safe on the ground.

SeaWorld said it had been in contact with the guests via intercom during the rescue, and that blankets were available on board each gondola. There are also blankets on board each gondola.

There will be a thorough inspection of the ride before the aerial-tram ride reopens, it said. We are now working with San Diego Fire & Rescue and the San Diego Lifeguards to evacuate the guests from the ride.

The National Weather Service reported that 20 miles per hour gusts of wind from the north hit the park on Monday evening, with temperatures in the mid-40s Fahrenheit and falling. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused the guests.

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