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June 15, 2001

Train Valleys On Zoomerang Coaster at Lake Compounce

Bristol, CT -- Lake Compounce is having a streak of bad-luck. One day after the death of worker, park officials faced the reality of having the train on the Zoomerang roller coaster stop mid-way between two inversions, more than 55-feet above the ground.

According to reports the incident occurred at aproximately 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 14. Fortunately, no one was injured and all riders were evacuated within two hours.

The 28-passenger train on the "boomerang" roller coaster stoped between two inversions in an area known as the saddle. Local firefighters were called the evacuate 26 riders from the coaster. Park officals were unsure of the cause of the problem and planned to investigate.