Firefighters rescue 24 from stuck elevator at Daytona Beach resort
No serious injuries reported at Hilton hotel
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Firefighters rescued 24 people who were trapped inside an elevator at a Daytona Beach resort, officials said.
The incident was reported around 9:40 p.m. Friday at the north tower of the Hilton Resort.
According to authorities, hotel staff notified firefighters about the stuck elevator, adding that one person was complaining about a medical issue.
Firefighters entered the elevator shaft and determined that the elevator was stuck in between the lobby and the third floor, officials said.
Firefighters removed the escape hatch and used two ladders to extricate the victims from the elevator shaft onto the third floor, according to officials.
One person experienced dizziness and weakness, but the other 23 were OK, officials said.
Authorities did not release how long the hotel guests were stuck on the elevator.
No other details, including what caused the elevator to malfunction, were released.
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