3 men rescued after bungee jump ride malfunctions at Ventura County Fair

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VENTURA, Calif. >> Authorities have rescued three men — including one who was hanging upside down — after they became stuck on a bungee jump ride at the Ventura County Fair.

It happened shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday.

The Ventura County Star says it took at least 20 minutes before rescuers were able to reach a man who apparently had jumped from a crane and was stuck upside down about 30 feet in the air.

He was taken down by a ladder truck and wasn’t hurt.

Two other men were trapped in a steel box that also was attached to the crane. A harness attached to a rope system enabled each man to climb down safely.

It’s unclear what caused the ride to malfunction.


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