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Riders stuck in the air at SeaWorld Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. - Riders are stuck on the Sky Tower observation tower at SeaWorld Orlando on Monday afternoon, reports CBS affiliate WKMG in Orlando.

According to the Orange County Fire Rescue active calls site, an industrial accident was listed at 1:22 p.m. at Sea Harbor Drive.

Dozens of passengers are stuck in the Sky Tower ride at the SeaWorld amusement park in Orlando, Florida on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015. CBS News

"We are working closely with Orange County Fire Rescue to quickly and safely remove all guests from the ride. We are in constant communication with the guests and team members on the ride, and all passengers are safe," SeaWorld said in a release. "The safety of our guests and team members is SeaWorld's top priority."

WKMG's News 6 helicopter Sky 6 flew over the tower, showing guests on the ride, which appeared to be stuck not quite halfway up the 400-foot structure.

The riders were stuck in the air for about two hours before the platform was lowered to the ground and they were able to exit.

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