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In a statement, Chessington World of Adventures has apologised to its guests for "any discomfort" caused when one of its rides broke down with 39 people on board:
It confirmed that the attraction would be open tomorrow.
One of the people who had been stuck on the Rameses Revenge ride tweeted this photo of the rescue operation.
Firefighters and paramedics can be seen walking on the platform suspended 20 feet above the ground as they work to free people one-by-one.
London Fire Brigade has tweeted that all of the people who were trapped on the Rameses Revenge ride at Chessington World of Adventures have now been rescued:
A mother whose 13-year-old daughter is on the Rameses Revenge ride said that water and sun creak was being provided to the stranded people. She told Sky News:
People became trapped on the Rameses Revenge once before in 2001, although they were released after just 20 minutes.
The ride momentarily stopped at a height of about 60 feet, before a safety system cut in a lowered the punters to the ground.
Rameses Revenge was closed at the time pending an investigation into the cause of the incident.
London Fire Brigade has said that a mixture of children and adults are stuck on the ride. Station Manager Justin Coo said:
Some 39 people have become stuck on the Rameses Revenge ride at the Chessington World of Adventures theme park.
The ride seats 40 people in two rows, which then spin around while water fountains shoot up from below to give riders a soaking.
A blurb on the Chessington website says of the ride: "Rameses Revenge turns you upside down, spins you around and lowers you head first over water fountains!"
A spokeswoman for London Fire Brigade has said that firefighters are working with ladders and cutting equipment to rescue people.
She said they were being cut from the metal restraints holding them into their seats, before being "walked down the ride" and then down a ladder to the ground.
They were stuck for some two hours before the London Fire Brigade was called, she added.
A spokeswoman for London Fire Brigade has told ITV News that firefighters have released all but 15 people who were stuck on the Rameses Revenge ride at Chessington World of Adventures.
She said there were no injuries other than a mild asthma attack, but that the people were understandably shaken.
Some 39 people have become stuck on a ride at Chessington World of Adventures in South-West London.
The London Fire Brigade are helping to free the people who are stuck 20 feet above the ground.