Building maintenance staff and specialized technicians were left to resolve the problem with the elevator (File photo – Béatrice de Géa for The New York Times)

Firefighters perform “high angle” rescue of eight people trapped in elevator

The operation came off without a hitch — no one was injured or needed to be taken to hospital

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

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Man pointed firearm around Wetaskiwin Circle K store Sept. 14

Wetaskiwin RCMP investigate firearms offences

Mulhurst Bay revitalization project discussed Aug. 13

Three phase project includes price tag over $900,000

Cow feeding economics for the 2019-20 winter season

Keep in mind prrice and availability of feed

Boat and trailer purchase necessary, hears county council

Several departments needed a better boat says CAO

Hot Habanero jelly good for a get-together

Homemade applesauce recipe in this week’s kitchen

VIDEO: Liberals make child care pledge, Greens unveil platform on Day 6 of campaign

Green party leader Elizabeth May unveils her party’s platform in Toronto

National weather forecasters predict average fall, cold winter

The Weather Network says precipitation will about average in most parts of Canada

Conservatives promise tax cut that they say will address Liberal increases

Scheer says the cut would apply to the lowest income bracket

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

Red Deer Rebels drop preseason tilt to Tigers 5-3

Rebels fail to score after three first period goals

Canada Post has unfair advantage in distributing flyers: news group

Crown corporation argues newspapers, private operators deliver majority of flyers in Canada

Western Canadian Baseball team, stadium coming to Sylvan Lake

The Town announced they are finalizing an agreement to have a WCBL team in the future sports park

Most Read