UK News Trapped passengers airlifted from Weymouth tower

00:45  06 september  2017
00:45  06 september  2017 Source:   Sky News

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The Jurassic Skyline tower comes to a halt after a "mechanical fault" - leaving 13 passengers trapped in a gondola. Thirteen people have been airlifted to safety after getting trapped in a 174ft-high moving observation tower . Firefighters were called to the Jurassic Skyline tower in Weymouth at

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Thirteen people have been airlifted to safety after getting trapped in a 174ft-high moving observation tower.

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Firefighters were called to the Jurassic Skyline tower in Weymouth at 4.10pm on Tuesday after the tourist attraction stopped during its descent.

The tower's operator said it came to a halt "due to a mechanical fault" and engineers failed to restart the gondola.

The tower’s operator said it came to a halt 'due to a mechanical fault'. Pic: @TymnPix © Other The tower’s operator said it came to a halt 'due to a mechanical fault'. Pic: @TymnPix

Firefighters ascended the tower to reassure the 11 members of the public and two staff members on board, while emergency workers discussed how to safely evacuate them.

After discarding a number of options "on the grounds of safety due to the inclement weather", a Coastguard helicopter began to winch passengers to safety at 7.30pm.

Footage of the rescue appeared to show that the gondola got stuck around a third of the way down from the top of the tower.

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BREAKING NEWS: Rescue crews rush to tourist ride in Weymouth as it breaks down trapping 13 passengers 100ft in the air . A rescue operation is underway to airlift stranded visitors from a tower after a carriage malfunction left them stranded more than 100ft in the air .

Two staff members and 11 visitors were trapped in the gondola. Pic: Janet Kirkpatrick © Other Two staff members and 11 visitors were trapped in the gondola. Pic: Janet Kirkpatrick

The attraction offers 360 degree panoramic views of Weymouth, Portland and the Jurassic Coast.

A website for Jurassic Skyline says it is "a great value viewing tower...ideal for families and people of all ages".

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