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Woman stuck in elevator, stays calm

A Kelowna woman spent about 30 anxious minutes trapped inside an elevator at an apartment building on Tutt Street in the Mission area Saturday morning, but didn`t lose her cool all the while.

Local fire rescue crews responded to the call, but simply waited at the site until service technicians from Montgomery  Kone Elevators Company showed up to remedy the situation.

"She wasn't in any distress and there was no medical emergency, so we just waited until the elevator people showed up," explained Captain Scott Payer of the Kelowna Fire and Rescue Department on Water Street in downtown Kelowna.

Once the technician arrived, emergency responders left the premesis and left the business of getting the woman out of her confinement to the experts. According the Payer, the woman was stuck inside the car for about a half hour, but was none the worse for wear in spite of the confinement.

`She was totally calm so it was no problem,`he said. `He (elevator service technician) stayed behind after we le`ft to fix the elevator.


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