VIDEO: Flamingo Land visitors trapped on 'Kumali' roller coaster

An group of visitors to Flamingo Land near Malton in North Yorkshire had an unlucky experience when the ride they were enjoying broke down.

The Kumali roller coaster came to a halt as it began its first ascent due to a mechanical issue, trapping the riders for about an hour yesterday.

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They were freed by mechanical teams using the ride's maintenance cage.

The Kumali ride at Flamingo Land (Photo: Stefan Scheer/Wikimedia Commons)

A Flamingo Land spokesperson said: "Due to a minor mechanical issue, the Kumali roller coaster train stopped a short distance up the initial ascent, in accordance with its safety systems.

"Customers were safely evacuated from the ride as per our standard training and formal procedures by our experienced engineers and operations team."