24 passengers get stuck on California roller coaster

A mechanical failure on a roller coaster at a Santa Clara, California, amusement park Monday afternoon left 24 people stranded for hours on the ride, some as high as 80 feet off the ground, authorities said. “The ride was ascending to the highest point of the ride, actually where it begins, and then it just stopped,” Augie Wiedemann, deputy fire chief of the city, said. No injuries were reported from the incident