Trapped in lift for 45 minutes

A LADY was trapped for almost an hour in a private house elevator at Pottsville.

The Tweed District Rescue Squad responded about 6am yesterday morning when police notified them of the incident.

“A lady was trapped in a private elevator in Pottsville,” Tweed District Rescue Squad spokesperson Jamie Stoddard said.

Mr Stoddard said it appeared the lift, which was located inside a home, stopped on the lower level of the house due to an electrical fault.

“There was some sort of power failure with the lift and it became stuck,” Mr Stoddard said.

“The lady was trapped for about 45 minutes.

“She was a bit distraught by the time we opened the lift and got her out.”

Mr Stoddard said they were able to avoid breaking the lift doors open and damaging the property.

“We have a universal elevator key which works in most situations,” he said.

“In this instance we were able to find a key to the fire door and restart the lift.”

The private residential property was three storeys high and appeared to be separated into three units.



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