Eight stuck on top of 170ft broken down fairground ride OVERNIGHT

Eight people, including children, are left stranded on top of 170ft broken down French fairground ride OVERNIGHT as worried families brawl with staff Five teenagers and two adults stuck on top of a 170ft tall fairground ride Carousel broke down at 8.30pm on New Year's Eve, in Rennes, France Firetruck ladder was too short, so helicopter was called in to help with rescue  Rescue mission took nine hours to complete, with the last person saved at 6am Tensions were high and families on the ground and funfair staff begun fighting

By Sara Malm and Joe Middleton For Mailonline and Afp

Published: 22:19 GMT, 31 December 2018 | Updated: 16:13 GMT, 1 January 2019

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Eight people ended up seeing in the New Year on top of a 170ft tall fairground ride in Rennes, France, when the carousel broke down and it took emergency services more than nine hours to get them down.

Five teenagers and three adults had embarked on what was meant to have been a short but thrilling ride at around 8.30pm on New Year's Eve.

Today, they have spoken of their fear and 'trauma' after spending the night several hundred feet in the air.

The last person was brought back to solid ground at 6am on New Year's Day following a tense rescue mission which also saw family members and fairground workers end up in a physical fight, resulting in unknown persons using tear gas.

Bad start to 2019: Eight people ended up stuck on top of a 170ft tall fairground ride in Rennes, France, when the carousel broke down at 8.30pm on New Year's Eve

Bad start to 2019: Eight people ended up stuck on top of a 170ft tall fairground ride in Rennes, France, when the carousel broke down at 8.30pm on New Year's Eve

'It was long, it was cold and

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