There was some drama Friday night in an elevator in downtown Calgary.
The fire department’s Technical Rescue Team had to be called in to perform a so called high angle rescue after eight people became trapped in elevator that broke down.
It happened just after 10:30 p.m. at a building on 9th Avenue.
A release from the city says a harness was used to pull the stuck passengers up through the elevator’s scuttle hatch and then lower them down through the hatch of a second elevator that was positioned parallel to the broken lift.
The operation came off without a hitch — no one was injured or needed to be taken to hospital.
Building maintenance staff and specialized technicians were left to resolve the problem with the elevator.
The Canadian Press