By Savannah Smith   |  06-15-2018   News
Photo credit: Daytona Beach Fire Department

A roller coaster derailed at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk in Florida on Thursday night horrifically leading two people falling from the car and multiple other people getting hurt.

Daytona Beach Fire Department confirmed that two people fell from the ride’s car, which was left dangling upside down roughly 35 feet off the ground.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DBFD?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DBFD</a> on scene at the Boardwalk in Daytona Beach rescuing riders from a roller coaster car that derailed and are hanging <a href="https://t.co/BFDRa8hFiI">pic.twitter.com/BFDRa8hFiI</a></p>&mdash; DaytonaBeachFireDept (@DaytonaBeachFD) <a href="https://twitter.com/DaytonaBeachFD/status/1007425941776338945?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Firefighters also worked to rescue others left stranded on the roller coaster. One man was seen walking down the ladder of a fire truck with the assistance of two firefighters.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Daytona Beach Firefighters in the process of rescuing riders from rollercoaster accident at Boardwalk <a href="https://t.co/vm1GctCGhq">pic.twitter.com/vm1GctCGhq</a></p>&mdash; DaytonaBeachFireDept (@DaytonaBeachFD) <a href="https://twitter.com/DaytonaBeachFD/status/1007427308850999300?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DBFD?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DBFD</a> Removing riders from rollercoaster <a href="https://t.co/ilFDDeikra">pic.twitter.com/ilFDDeikra</a></p>&mdash; DaytonaBeachFireDept (@DaytonaBeachFD) <a href="https://twitter.com/DaytonaBeachFD/status/1007428865818529792?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">DB Firefighters working as fast as they can to rescue 2 riders that are in a dangling rollercoaster car <a href="https://t.co/v0UrChJdHC">pic.twitter.com/v0UrChJdHC</a></p>&mdash; DaytonaBeachFireDept (@DaytonaBeachFD) <a href="https://twitter.com/DaytonaBeachFD/status/1007431530325663744?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The extent of the injuries of the two who fell is not known yet.

Six of the ten people rescued from the ride were taken to the hospital for treatment.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">9 riders total extricated from the roller coaster. 6 of which being transported to the hospital. Unknown extent of injuries. 2 patients fell to ground from 34 feet.</p>&mdash; DaytonaBeachFireDept (@DaytonaBeachFD) <a href="https://twitter.com/DaytonaBeachFD/status/1007438956487741440?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Update: 10 riders rescued. 6 taken to hospital.</p>&mdash; DaytonaBeachFireDept (@DaytonaBeachFD) <a href="https://twitter.com/DaytonaBeachFD/status/1007442651787005952?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 15, 2018</a></blockquote>

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It’s not yet determined what caused the ride to come off the tracks and derail. An investigation is ongoing.

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