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.READ MORE: SUV Crashes Into Jefferson Park Home, Landing In Basement; Driver Hospitalized
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.READ MORE: COVID-19 Update: Indiana Reports 736 New COVID-19 Cases, 17 Additional Deaths
No one was injured, the spokesman said.MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Illinois: Officials Report 1,249 New COVID-19 Cases, Including 22 Additional Deaths
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