Orange County

Pods clear, 62 people evacuate from The Wheel at ICON Park after loss of power

ORLANDO, Fla. — Update 10:48 p.m.

Orange County Fire Rescue said all the pods are now empty and the units have been cleared.

Rescue climbers are on duty to assist as needed.

Update 9:51 p.m.

62 people have been evacuated from the Wheel at ICON Park. Rescue climbers are still conducting rescues.

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Riders have started to evacuate the Orlando Eye the ICON Park ride lost power, Orange County Fire Rescue said in a tweet Saturday.


Firefighters said a high-angle rescue took place as there was a power failure at the attraction.

Crews are currently helping to rescue people from the occupied pods, OCFR said.

Orange County Fire Rescue said there are no reported injuries.

Channel 9 will have updates to this developing story as we receive them.

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