A woman slipped while she was using the escalator and became trapped for about 15 minutes until she was cut free by local firefighters.
The horrifying incident happened in Surfers Paradise on Queensland’s Gold Coast, Australia, at 11.45am on Tuesday, April 6, reports news.com.au.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman told NCA NewsWire that the woman slipped while she was using the escalator. According to reports the woman became trapped due to her top getting caught on the grill and she was unable to be freed for about 15 minutes.
In a video shared online, a number of emergency service responders can be seen attending to the woman after she fell.
The spokesperson for the Ambulance service also confirmed that the woman had been taken to Robina Hospital in a stable condition.
A local news reporter for @9NewsGoldCoast said that the woman had lived out his “greatest fear”.
Mackenzie Colahan wrote on Twitter: “This poor woman has realised my greatest fear – getting stuck in an escalator”.
Watch the video below.
A woman has been cut free after getting trapped in an escalator in #SurfersParadise.
— 9News Gold Coast (@9NewsGoldCoast) April 6, 2021
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