3 stuck on private Camano Island beach tram

CAMANO ISLAND, Wash. -- A normally short trip home from the beach turned into an hours-long affair for three people on Camano Island Friday evening after they got stuck in a tram.

The tram runs on 200-foot track from the beach through a heavily wooded area to a home in the 1500 block of SW Camano Drive, said Capt. Ryan Shaugtnessy with Camano Island Fire.

But around 8 p.m., a mechanical failure occurred and stranded the three in between. Rescuers were able to get a rope to the tram a few hours later and were working to get the victims out and back down to the beach.

No one was hurt.