Saturday, 8 October 2016

Man Stuck in a Lift Streams Video on Facebook for Help

A musician stuck in a lift raised the alarm by posting a video of his ordeal online.

Afrobeats singer Carl Chinegwu, 31, was trapped inside The Gym in Colchester, Essex, with cleaner Tina, after the lift shuddered to a halt shortly before 10pm. The pair phoned the emergency number written inside the lift carriage but were unsure how long help would take.

 Taking matters into their own hands, they decided to post a clip to Mr Chinegwu's Facebook page. A friend of the singer saw the plea and raised the alarm.

 Meanwhile the emergency lift operators called the gym manager and a fire crew, who arrived 20 minutes later. Mr Chinegwu said: 'The lift took off for about ten seconds and there was a big shake. I didn't know what was happening. 'I was panicking and wondering how long we were going to be there. I started filming videos to tell people what was happening in case they were passing by.'

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