Over 30 rescued after Capital Wheel loses power

Fire officials in Prince George’s County, Maryland, rescued dozens of people Thursday night after a malfunction on the Capital Wheel at the National Harbor.

According to a Prince George’s County Fire and EMS spokesperson, 35 people were stuck on the attraction after a malfunction caused the wheel to lose power, stranding riders on board.



Rescue crews arrived on the scene just before 7:30 p.m. and removed everyone from the wheel.

No one was injured during the incident or transported to the hospital.

Fire crews did not say how long people were stranded on the attraction.

An editor for CBS News in Washington D.C. captured video of their efforts.

Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others.

Get breaking news and daily headlines delivered to your email inbox by signing up here.

© 2021 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up