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Knott's installs evacuation system on WindSeeker rides

The WindSeeker ride at Knott's Berry Farm is shown in this undated file photo.

March 22, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Knott's Berry Farm has installed an evacuation system on its WindSeeker ride to ensure its riders don't get stranded 300 feet in the air again.

The WindSeeker ride has been closed since September after a brake malfunction forced the ride to shut down, leaving 20 people stranded 300 feet in the air for 3 1/2 hours.

The ride has now been equipped with a special cage that goes up the ride in case it breaks down. The cage can carry people down four at a time.

Knott's is reportedly testing the system. No word on when the ride will re-open has been released.