By Sara Malm and Joe Middleton For Mailonline and Afp
Published: 22:19 GMT, 31 December 2018 | Updated: 16:13 GMT, 1 January 2019
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
'It was long, it was cold and