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Riders stranded mid-air on Diamondback roller coaster

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Riders were briefly stranded mid-air on the Diamondback roller coaster at Kings Island Wednesday.

The steel roller coaster had left the station when a safety mechanism turned on and stopped the ride about 50 feet up, park officials said.

The riders were stopped just one train length away from the station. 

Riders were safely escorted down the steps. No injuries were reported.

The ride is back open Thursday. It was closed for a short time Wednesday while mechanics tried to figure out what caused the safety mechanism to stop the ride. 

Built in 2009, the $22 million ride has a 230-foot-high lift hill with a 215-foot-drop, features 10 total drops and has a top speed of 80 mph.

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