10-year-old Silverdale girl rescued from stuck elevator

SILVERDALE, Wash. - Firefighters rescued a 10-year-old girl after she became trapped in a stuck elevator Monday night in a Silverdale apartment building.

Crews from Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue responded to the scene, the Lee Shores Apartments located on Shore Place NW, at about 9:15 p.m. after receiving a 911 call about a child stuck in an elevator, said spokeswoman Ileana LiMarzi.

Firefighters arrived to find a 10-year-old girl trapped in the elevator between the second and third floors. The girl said that the elevator doors opened several times while the elevator was going up and then became stuck.

The elevator door couldn't be forced open because it was partially off the rollers, LiMarzi said.

Power was shut off and the elevator key was used to open the outer doors on the fourth floor. Firefighters then used a ladder to climb down to the top of the elevator and open the emergency hatch. The child was hoisted out of the top with a harness attached to a line.

The girl was uninjured but scared, and was reunited with her family after she was brought out of the elevator shaft, LiMarzi said.

The elevator was shut down and marked with fire line tape on all floors.