Cable Car Rescue

To join the conversation on this story and others, "like" our KKTV 11 News Facebook page!

Nearly 70 people aboard two cable cars left dangling above New York's East River are safe this morning.

Police responding to the incident last night mounted a daring midair rescue.

Passengers were plucked from the stranded cars using a diesel-powered rescue gondola capable of holding about ten people at a time.

There were no reported injuries.

At least a dozen of those stranded were school-age children or babies.

City officials say a power surge brought both cable cars to a halt at about 5:15 p.m.

KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 2657651 -
Gray Television, Inc.