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Ferris wheel riders left upside-down after malfunction at Florida state fair

Footage captures the moment fairgoers in Florida were stuck upside-down on a Ferris wheel ride that malfunctioned.

The attraction, which features enclosed carriages that swing and flip, slowed down due to its safety mechanism acting up - which caused some of the carts to get stuck.

Some riders, quoted by local news station WFLA, said they held on “for dear life” as the wheel - named the Enterprise - malfunctioned.

The attraction does not have safety belts and some riders feared they would fall through the carriages as they waited up to a half hour to be rescued, according to the New York Post.

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