Six Flags roller coaster loses power at 230-foot peak; riders forced to walk down

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Passengers on the Nitro at Six Flags in New Jersey had to walk down 230 feet of access stairs after the ride lost power. (Photo: courtesy of Michael Sisk)

JACKSON, N.J. (PIX11) — Riders of a roller coaster at a Six Flags amusement park in New Jersey missed out on their thrill-seeking adventure when the ride lost power, and they were forced to walk the 230-drop alongside the tracks.

Officials said the Nitro at Great Adventure was approaching the incline when it experienced power failure, getting stuck. Park personnel climbed the access stairs to reach the passengers and walked them to ground level.

The coaster was shut down for the remainder of the night after the incident. No one was hurt, but it’s not clear when the ride will reopen.

The Nitro is 233 high and reaches speeds up to 80 miles per hour, the Six Flags Web site states.

PIX11 viewer Michael Sisk was riding the Nitro went the power failed and was among the passengers who descended several stairs to be reunited with the ground, rather than hitch a ride there as intended.

Sydney Parsley (left) and Sarah Sisk (right) pose for a picture after walking down several access stairs due to the Nitro’s power failure. (Photo: courtesy of Michael Sisk)

A passenger on the Nitro took a Snapchat to depict just how far down they had to walk from the coaster after it lost power. (Photo: courtesy of Michael Sisk)

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