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3 rescued after La Ronde ferris wheel cabins flip upside down

La Ronde amusement park is owned by Six Flags group.
La Ronde amusement park is owned by Six Flags group. Mario Beauregard/CPI/The Canadian Press

It took firefighters 30 minutes to rescue three people from a ferris wheel at La Ronde Wednesday.

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It happened at 7 p.m. at the amusement park.

Officials say two cabins flipped upside down as they hung about seven metres off the ground. First responders used a ladder to get to the three ride-goers.

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Firefighters believe equipment used for a film shoot could have created an imbalance, causing the gondolas to flip.

There were no reported injuries.

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