Amusement Park Shuts Down Rollercoaster After Video Shows Defect

"As part of our comprehensive safety protocols, all rides, including Fury 325, undergo daily inspections to ensure their proper functioning and structural integrity," a spokesperson for the park said.

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Carowinds, an amusement park in Raleigh, North Carolina, has shut down one of its most popular attractions, Fury 325, after a guest discovered a crack in one of the ride's steel support beams, the New York Post reports.

On Friday, Jeremy Wagner shared a video on Facebook showing the crack in one of the beams that kept the roller coaster functioning. After realizing the huge danger the crack posed to the people on the ride, Wagner alerted officials at the park, who then shut down the ride temporarily.

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No one was injured while the ride was active,

"Carowinds closed Fury 325 after park personnel became aware of a crack at the top of a steel support pillar," a spokesperson for Carowinds said in a statement to Fox News Digital, according to the Post. "The park's maintenance team is conducting a thorough inspection, and the ride will remain closed until repairs have been completed. Safety is our top priority, and we appreciate the patience and understanding of our valued guests during this process." 

The spokesperson added, "As part of our comprehensive safety protocols, all rides, including Fury 325, undergo daily inspections to ensure their proper functioning and structural integrity."

According to the Corawinds website, Fury 325 is "the tallest, fastest, longest giga coaster in North America," reaching speeds of up to 95 mph and has a peak height of 325 feet, which is followed by a "dramatic 81-degree drop."

It debuted in 2015 with a 1.5-mile track that brings the roller coaster into North Carolina and South Carolina. 

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