10 people rescued from sky lift at Montgomery Zoo

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Firefighters pulled ten people to safety after they got stuck on a sky lift at a zoo and were dangling high in the air.

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In a Facebook post, Montgomery Fire/Rescue shared photos of the rescue, saying an emergency release for the sky lift was broken, forcing rescuers to use an extended aerial ladder to help people down.

MFR units Engine 8, Truck 44, Heavy Rescue 75 and Car 31 responded to the Montgomery Zoo and upon arrival found...

Posted by Montgomery Fire/Rescue on Saturday, March 5, 2022

Nobody was hurt.

Because the people on the sky lift were spread out along the ride, rescuers used the ladder to get to six people, while the zoo staff used a Lull telehandler to help four others down, reported.

There have been issues with the sky lift at the Montgomery Zoo before. In 2013, passengers got stuck as a result of a safety mechanism shut down, WFSA reported.