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Florida firefighters rescue man stuck in elevator

Crews used ropes to lift the man over 50 feet

(Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue posted a video of crews rescuing a man stuck in an elevator.

The fire rescue said the elevator was stuck between the first and fifth floors with no access to the elevator car.

Just before lunch on Wednesday FLFR crews were dispatched to an individual stuck in an elevator. Upon arrival crews identified that this was not going to be a routine call. The elevator was stuck between the first and fifth floors with no access to the elevator car. Technical rescue teams from Fort Lauderdale and Broward Sheriff’s were both requested to respond. Upon their arrival they were able to setup a rope system and lower a rescuer down to the elevator car. The rescuer then prepared a harness for the victim and using ropes lifted the individual up the elevator shaft over 50 feet to safety. Thankfully there were no reported injuries.

Posted by Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

 

Investigators said rescue teams from Fort Lauderdale and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

Crews used a rope system to lower a rescuer down to the elevator car, according to investigators.

The rescuer prepared a harness for the victim and used the ropes to lift the man over 50 feet.

No one was injured in the incident.