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13 people rescued from Jurassic Skyline tower gondola

Credit: Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue

Thirteen people have been rescued after becoming trapped in the gondola of the Jurassic Skyline tower in Weymouth.

Eleven members of the public and two staff members were winched to safety from the 53m (174ft) tower by a Coastguard helicopter.

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Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service were originally called to the scene at 4.12pm on Tuesday after engineers tried to free the stuck gondola had failed.

Technical rescue crews from Weymouth and Poole and a supporting crew from Dorchester attended the scene with firefighters.

Credit: Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue
Credit: Claire rathbone

After all passengers were safely returned to the ground, Jurassic Skyline's operator apologised on Twitter to all those involved, adding "a full investigation into the cause of the stoppage is under way" and the attraction will be closed on Wednesday.