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By The Associated Press

Authorities say a technical crew with The Orlando Eye has safely removed all 66 riders who were stranded aboard the 400-foot Ferris wheel that stopped moving for more than 45 minutes Friday.

In this photo provided by Makayla Bell, the Ferris wheel known as the Orlando Eye is stopped Friday, July 3, 2015, in Orlando, Fla.Makayla Bell / AP

Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kathleen Kennedy told The Associated Press power to the attraction was restored with a generator and that firefighters, some on ladders, helped the ride's technical team as they removed the riders from the enclosed capsules.

"All guests are safely evacuated," she told AP after a three-hour effort.

She says no one was hurt.

The Orlando Eye says in a statement a "technical default" was detected with the system that monitors the wheel's position and the ride was automatically shut as a safety precaution before an operations team went to a backup system to move capsules to the platform.