A Trimper's amusement park roller coaster on the Ocean City boardwalk injured three people Thursday, a spokesman said.
Ocean City Fire Department crews were called to the Tidal Wave ride, located at South 1st Street and South Baltimore Avenue, for reports of a fire and people trapped at about 9:30 p.m., said Steve Price, spokesman with the fire department.
When officials arrived at the scene, he said there was no fire and the ride was not stuck. But three youths between the ages of 10 and 15 had suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Johnnie Jett, a Trimper's office employee, said that the children were shaken up after a cable cracked on the roller coaster shortly after the ride began. He said that one child had a slight cut.