- On Monday night, 16 people were trapped on a gondola ride at SeaWorld in San Diego , California .
- The ride malfunctioned when an "unusual gust ofsignificant wind" blew.
- All 16 passengers were rescued, the San Diego Fire Department said.
- The ride reopened on Tuesday.
San Diego police told the outlet that around 7:22 p.m. an "unusual gust ofsignificant wind" caused the ride to cease functioning, leaving 16 passengers stranded on five gondolas, which were suspended on cables. The wind reportedly tripped the circuit breaker.
Jonathon Sherr, who was trapped on the gondola with his 15-year-old son, told NBC San Diego that being trapped on the ride was "pretty daunting."
"I looked up at the cable, and right when I was looking up at the cable shaking violently, we just stopped," he said.
The San Diego Fire Department tweeted about the rescue operation as it unfolded.
Ultimately, by 11 p.m. all 16 guests were rescued, per the fire department. Some people were rescued via harnesses, others by lifeguard boats, per Fox News.
"Guest safety is our top priority," SeaWorld said in a statement to Fox News. "Once our guests are cared for, we will conduct a thorough inspection of the ride prior to re-opening. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused the guests."
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