The recent spate of shocking accidents at big-name theme parks – including the recent tragic death of a Missouri teen– continues as patrons at a North Carolina theme park feared for their lives when the ride they were on stopped in midair, leaving many of them hanging upside down secured only by their seatbelts!

It happened at the Carowinds Park in Charlotte. According to local news reports, while riding the attraction called the Electro-Spin, guests were left stalled in midair. Many were hanging facing the ground with nothing but the ride restraint holding them in their seat.

Alexcia Powell and Brittany Gilliard, who shared the video on social media, said the sight was frightening, to say the least.

“We were on a boat ride that was across from it, and as we were getting off, we heard people screaming,” said Powell, who witnessed the incident.

Powell and Gilliard said they can’t remember how long people were stuck in the air, but in the video they recorded, you can see many hanging in their seats.

“It looked terrifying,” added Gilliard. “I was terrified for them.”

“People were terrified,” Powell agreed while recounting the incident. “It was quite horrifying to watch because that could have been anyone on there.”

A spokesperson for Carowinds sent local TV station WJZY a statement saying, Safety and security of our guests and associates is our top priority. Unfortunately, while we work hard to provide the best experience possible, attractions may not always be operational.”

“It kind of deterred us from wanting to get on any other rides for that exact reason,” Powell said. “Like what if we get on and we get stuck upside down or midway through a loop? You never know.”

This is not the first time people have been stuck on a ride at the same amusement park. Nearly 100 people were suspended high in the air for over two hours on the ride Windseeker.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported from the incident, and while it may have been a terrifying sight for some, Carowinds Team Members were trained to take care of guests and ensure their safety throughout the incident. The ride features a shoulder harness and a seat belt that straps between the rider’s legs.

The two videos of the Electro-Spin have been shared over 7,000 times on Facebook and viewed nearly 8,000 times on Twitter, with many people saying they may not ride again.

“It was crazy how big of an effect those videos had on people,” Powell said.

Powell and Gilliard said after witnessing the incident, they will still go back to Carowinds, but only to the water park.

Many theme park goers have been uneasy since the tragic death of 14-year-old Tyre Samson, who was released from his seat while experiencing the Orlando FreeFall at ICON Park. The attraction has since been closed indefinitely for investigation, and SlingShot Group, which operates the attraction, also was demanded by ICON Park to stop its operation of the Orlando SlingShot. The family announced that it is planning to file a lawsuit.

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