UPDATE, 6:15 p.m.: Riders are now safe after being stuck for hours on the 'Cheetah Hunt' rollercoaster at Busch Gardens. Read more at My Fox Tampa Bay.

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Sixteen people are stuck on a rollercoaster at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla. as a storm approaches.

Tampa Fire Rescue says they are stuck on the 'Cheetah Hunt' ride.

There are hundreds of lightning strikes reported in the area.

Rescuers are working to get people off the ride.