And happy New Year ! About 20 people in the United States spent New Years Eve … trapped in a gondola. But not in any condition: in -20 degrees celsius!
Indeed, due to the weather conditions – strong winds, snowstorm – it was impossible for the staff of the restaurant “Ten3”, located at the top of Sandia Crest (New Mexico), more than 3,200 m from altitude, to descend into town.
The accumulation of ice on the cables forced the stop of the aerial ascent, indicated West France, who spotted the information. A long wait then began for the passengers, forced to spend New Years Eve suspended in the air. Poor people have tried to warm themselves with the help of survival blankets, as seen in photos shared on Instagram.
It is only in the afternoon of Saturday that the teams of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) and those of the firefighters were finally able to evacuate the twenty people by helicopter, ABC News reports.
And the rescue was filmed live! A story worthy of the best American blockbusters …