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Fire Department helps dozens of tourists exit broken Myrtle Beach Skywheel

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David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at

The Myrtle Beach Fire Department was called to the SkyWheel on Sunday night after the popular attraction got stuck.

Capt. Christian Sliker said firefighters helped Myrtle Beach SkyWheel staff with manual operations in order to get passengers off the ride.

Myrtle Beach Skywheel
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The SkyWheel is among the city’s best known attractions with 42 gondolas overlooking Myrtle Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, as well as, the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

All passengers on the ride were evacuated successfully and no injuries were reported.

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