Passengers rescued from rollercoaster for second time in two weeks

The Big One, at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, was stopped on Sunday due to 'technical issues' - just a week after it halted due to high winds.

Passengers rescued from UK’s highest rollercoaster in Blackpool for second time in two weeks KING'S BOUTIQUE HOTEL via Supplied

Passengers had to be rescued from the UK’s highest rollercoaster in Blackpool for the second time in two weeks.

Thrill-seekers on The Big One, at the town’s Pleasure Beach, had to walk down its tracks after the ride was forced to stop just after 3pm on Sunday due to a “technical problem”.

It comes after passengers were rescued from the ride on Tuesday, April 13, due to high gusts of wind.

Those on the rollercoaster had to be led down a huge flight of steps to safely get off the ride, and a similar photo was shared on Sunday following the latest closure.

STV News previously told how Leo McMullin, from Glasgow, felt his “heart nearly stop” after he had to walk down the tracks after the ride came to halt due to weather conditions.

People can pay to walk the ride, which stands at 235ft (71m), once a month with full safety equipment.

A spokesperson for Blackpool Pleasure Beach said: “The Big One rollercoaster stopped on Sunday just before 3pm, just over halfway up the lift hill.

“There was a minor technical problem and the safety system on the ride worked exactly as it should and immediately stopped the train on the lift as a precaution.

“Trained staff walked all riders safely down a set of stairs to the ground within 30 minutes.”

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