Firefighters Rescue 8 People Trapped In Gold Coast Elevator

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago firefighters rescued eight people stuck in an elevator Sunday evening in the Gold Coast neighborhood on the North Side.

Firefighters responded about 5 p.m. to the elevator in a high-rise apartment building in the 400 block of East Erie Street, according to Fire Media Affairs. The eight people were stuck in the elevator when it stopped near the second floor adjacent to a parking garage.

It took about three hours for responders to get all eight people out, because firefighters had to rappel down the elevator shaft in order to get to them, a department spokesman said. Each person was connected to a firefighter and brought out one at a time through the roof.

No one was injured, the spokesman said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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