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Two girls stuck on Sisseton carnival ride call it a 'scary' experience

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When a carnival comes to town, most kids think about the fried food they want to eat, the arcade games they want to play, and the rides they want to squeal on.

But two girls at a Sisseton carnival got on a ride Saturday night which was a little scarier than they expected.

The Sidewinder ride broke down and had the them suspended in mid-air for nearly an hour.

KSFY News met the girls and their dad today.

They say it was scary to say the least.

Speaking with them today, the two sisters were joking and laughing with each other.

But they tell me there was nothing funny about being stuck in the air on a carnival ride.

You're looking at raw, unedited video, taken by a family friend from a cell phone at the carnival on Saturday night.

Police reports state the cage the girls were riding in struck a support rod.

They were riding the Sidewinder, when the ride suddenly stopped.

Regina Renville said "we were riding on the ride and we were spinning and then out of nowhere, we hit this bar. I guess a screw broke and then we flew back in the air and got stuck there."

Emily Renville said "I don't think I would go back to a carnival and ride rides. It's scary."

Their father Edgar Renville said "I would like to thank the Sisseton Fire crew for saving my daughters, and also the police department and Roberts County for giving me their support."

Edgar went back to the carnival on Sunday to protest against the carnival's safety.

He contacted the carnival's insurance provider and now wants to see a copy of the ride's safety inspection report.

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