Cedar Point ride shut down ‘indefinitely’ after riders injured

Posted at 9:18 PM, Jul 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-27 21:18:36-04

SANDUSKY, Ohio — A popular ride at Cedar Point has been shut down indefinitely after an accident that left two people hurt.

A cable broke on the Skyhawk and hit two people who were on the ride. The cable also broke the fence that surrounds the ride.

Skyhawk has two giant arms that swing riders at speeds of up to 60 miles an hour.

After the cable broke, Skyhawk stopped without incident, and the riders were let off.

One person was treated at the scene. A second guest was taken to the hospital. A spokesman for Cedar Point says that person has been released.

The ride will remain closed until the investigation into what went wrong is finished.