Hydraulic fluid leak reported from fair ride, no injuries

FREMONT, Ohio (WTVG) - One of the directors of the Sandusky County Fair is responding to an image and video circulating on social media.

13abc was alerted to the photo of "The Rock-O-Plane" posted on Facebook. The photo appeared to show smoke coming from the ride.

Martin Jay, one of the fair's organizers, says a gasket on the ride's clutch had a small leak. Hydraulic fluid leaked from gasket, causing a steam-effect.

Jay says no one on the ride was ever in any danger, explaining that the brakes on the ride were still functioning. He also says there was no fire and no one was hurt.

The operator stopped the ride and let everyone off. Maintenance crews then removed the clutch and begin work to replace it. Jay says the fair hopes the ride will be running again either Wednesday night or on Thursday.