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Falls tourists stranded briefly by elevator malfunction

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – About 100 visitors were stranded for up to three hours Tuesday on the White Water Boardwalk in the lower Niagara River gorge when an elevator into the gorge became stuck. There were no injuries, according to Niagara Parks Police.

The Parks Police high angle river team began bringing visitors up from the gorge on a monorack while technicians worked to repair the elevator. Only one employee was in the elevator when it malfunctioned about 11:45 a.m.

Visitors who remained in the gorge during the repairs were given bottled water and snacks, and the parks staff kept them fully informed about the repairs, the police said.

All of the guests were returned to the top of the gorge when the repairs were finished, about 2:45 p.m.

Members of the Niagara Falls Fire Department and Niagara EMS paramedics were called to the scene as a precaution, but their services were not needed, police said.