31 people rescued after power outage at Wyler Aerial Tramway
POSTED: Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 6:11pm
UPDATED: Monday, June 9, 2014 - 8:55am
WEST EL PASO — Update 2: The El Paso Fire Departmented has confirmed all 31 people stuck at the Franklin Mountains have been rescued.
The fire department tweeted everyone was rescued at 10:22 p.m. No one was injured.
Update 1: Nearly half of the 31 people stuck at the Wyler Aerial Tramway have been rescued.
Fire officials have adjusted the total number of people who were up in the Franklin Mountains when power went out around 6 p.m. Sunday.
Fire officials say six people were in the tram that stopped halfway throug its ride. 25 people were in the gift shop.
Currently, 19 people at the gift shop are waiting to be rescued.
A search and rescue team is helping 25 people get down from the Franklin Mountains after a power outage.
El Paso Fire tweeted five people were stuck in the Wyler Tram and 20 people in the gift shop.
Fire officials say the search and rescue team is using gravity to bring down the tram and helping walk people down from the mountain.
News Channel 9is at the scene and will update with more information as soon as it becomes available.