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maxlife posted a topic in General NewsFive teenagers, Antoine and two other adults had climbed aboard the 52-metre metal arm called "BomberMaxxx" for a spin above the town centre during the evening. Updated : January 01, 2019 15:03 IST Fire brigade personnel conduct rescue operations after 8 people got stuck high on a giant funfair ride. Rennes, France : It was only supposed to last a few minutes for a thrill on New Year's Eve, but eight French people ended up spending the night stuck high up in the air on a giant funfair ride. "It was long, it was cold and it was frightening," said 23-year-old Antoine, wrapped in a survival blanket around dawn Tuesday. "I never thought I'd get out. It was very traumatic," he said after the fire brigade brought an end to the nine-hour ordeal in the Brittany city of Rennes. "We saw sparks, heard a big metal noise and feared the worst," said Beatrice, mother of 13-year-old Louna. The ride's owner Alexandre Thinel said "a new part broke and it blocked". "It's a technical incident that has never happened before. Firemen made several attempts to extract the revellers but their 30-metre ladder was too short. A helicopter was later called in and the first to be saved was winched up to the helicopter just before midnight. Then over several hours a rope system was set up to help evacuate the others one by one. Source