Orange County

Rescued from stuck elevator

THE NINE rescued from a stuck elevator in Buena Park went to the fire station to say “thanks” (OCFA photo).

What could have been a miserable Christmas Eve turned out somewhat merry as Orange County Fire Authority firefighters rescued nine people stuck in an elevator in Buena Park.


According to OCFA Capt. Steve Concialdi the distress call came in around 9:45 on Saturday from a building in the 7300 block of Artesia Blvd.

It took firefighters from the Buena Park station about 20 minutes to rescue the trapped people through the top hatch of the elevator, which had developed “a significant hydraulic leak.”

No one was injured, and the nine – a couple from Monterey, Mexico and a family from Tahiti – came to the station to give thanks to the firefighters for the rescue.

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