SAN DIEGO — Two women spent three hours in a high-rise elevator after getting trapped downtown Wednesday night.
The two women were stuck in the 34-story building on B Street around 7:30 p.m. The women told officials that power was going on and off while they were trapped, but they were able to use their phones to call 911.
San Diego Fire-Rescue hoped a reset of the electrical system would get the car moving again, but it didn’t, so they were forced to use a different method to take pressure off the cables. The elevator finally rose, and rescuers were finally able to get the women out.
😳 2 women were stuck on a high-rise elevator for 3 HOURS last night in downtown. We’re told it was very hot and air became tight inside. One woman was taken to a hospital to get checked out. @fox5sandiego pic.twitter.com/3zhSFFm6Ij
— Aric Richards (@AricFOX5) June 13, 2019
The two women said it was hot and difficult to breathe inside the elevator and tried to pry open the elevator for air, only to find a second door still blocking their path.
Paramedics checked on the women and one of them was taken to the hospital as a precaution.