GREEN, Ohio - Four children were rescued from atop a ferris wheel Thursday evening during a church carnival in Summit County.
No one was injured when a cable became loose and stranded riders 40 feet in the air at the annual "Fun Fest" carnival at Queen of Heaven Parish in Uniontown.
Firefighters and medics with the Green Fire Department responded to the incident at about 6 p.m. Thursday and used an aerial latter to rescue four passengers.
The ride company operator says the ferris wheel was removed Friday at the request of the church, but said the equipment was fully operational.
In Ohio, amusements rides undergo an initial yearly inspection plus a mid-season inspection. County fairs can request inspections be performed prior to opening.
A review of inspection data shows 26 ride companies were cited for safety violations last year.
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