MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — The Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is set to reopen Monday afternoon after a “technical issue” on Sunday afternoon led to three groups of riders being stranded Sunday afternoon on the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel, officials said Monday.

Crews responded late Sunday afternoon to the SkyWheel to help get down riders who were stuck on the popular attraction, according to Myrtle Beach Fire Capt. Johnathan Evans.

Another MBFD spokesman, Capt. Christian Sliker, told News13 that firefighters were helping the SkyWheel’s staff manually operate the ride “to remove occupants.”

“During the stop, 3 groups were on the wheel while our crews worked to get those gondolas down manually,” SkyWheel officials said Monday. “The guests were safe the entire time, were in air conditioned gondolas, and were in constant communication with our crew on the progress of getting them off. We evacuated following our manufacturer recommended training.”

SkyWheel officials said the ride’s maintenance team has “identified and fixed” the issue but did not say what caused the ride to become stuck or how long the riders were trapped. The ride was scheduled to reopen at 1 p.m. on Monday.

The incident happened as rain fell on and off across the Grand Strand on Sunday.

Sunday’s incident was the second one at the SkyWheel in recent months.

In April, a fire damaged the loading deck and a nearby gondola. No one was injured, and crew members were not at the site at the time. A report released in July said the fire was caused by a flammable varnish that had been applied to the deck.

The SkyWheel Myrtle Beach rises 200 feet above sea level and has 42-climate-controlled gondolas that are fully enclosed. It overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, according to information on its Facebook page.

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