Firefighters rescue children from stuck amusement park ride on Staten Island

BULLS HEAD, Staten Island (WABC) -- Shouts of glee turned to screams of terror at a carnival on Staten Island, when a ride got stuck high above the ground.

Firefighters helped people one by one climb down a ladder to safety.

It happened Saturday night at a carnival in Bulls Head.

Eyewitnesses say a number of children and their parents were stuck on the ride for nearly 45 minutes.

It is not clear what caused the malfunction.

The ride remained suspended off the ground.

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