Riders have to walk off coaster after power issue

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — Riders on a New Jersey roller coaster got an unexpected thrill when the attraction lost power and they had to walk down along the tracks.

The Nitro coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson was shut down after Friday afternoon's outage. No one was hurt.

NBC New York (http://bit.ly/1oiDpXI ) reports park personnel climbed the ride's access stairs and helped passengers back to the ground. The car stopped partway up the ride's 233-foot peak.

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