Skiers rescued after tram stops midway up New Hampshire mountain

More than 40 people had to be rescued after a tram got stuck on a New Hampshire mountain.

The tram was halfway up Cannon Mountain in Franconia when it got stuck Sunday afternoon.

A young couple from Connecticut and their 8-month-old baby were amongst those rescued following the “mechanical engine failure”.

“It was kind of scary,” George Lewis, who was trapped with wife Sabrina and baby Remy, told CBS Boston.

 

	The tram was suspended about 40 feet off the ground above the parking lot.CBS

  The tram was suspended about 40 feet off the ground above the parking lot.

“We started going for about 30 seconds and then boom! It just stopped,” George recalls.

The couple were panicked as the temperatures began to drop, but thankfully fellow passengers helped out.

“The people around us were absolutely awesome,” George added.

The trapped skiers were rappelled to safety following the incident Sunday.AP

The trapped skiers were rappelled to safety following the incident Sunday.

[Source:- dailynews]

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