Both scenarios are nightmare situations, but which is worse?
They had some kind of electrical problem at Stowe yesterday. The Lookout Double lift stopped operating about 10:30 a.m. The ski patrol had to rappel people down by rope, one by one.
According to boston.com, some were stranded for hours. Keri Crafts, of Burlington, and her two daughters were about halfway up when the lift stopped. She told WCAX-TV they sat there for about 2 ½ hours, and at one point, she saw people start to jump from chairs to the ground. She said they were “so frozen.”
Meanwhile in New York, a cleaning woman got stuck in an elevator between the second and third floors of a multi million dollar townhouse on the fashionable Upper East Side on Friday. Authorities say no one else was home while she was working. abc7ny.com reports that someone came home Monday morning and found her. She was transported to the hospital in stable condition.
Horrible for all involved, but which is more terrifying? Stuck on a lift, bobbing up and down in the wind as your blood slowly turns the consistency of a Slushie? Or being trapped in a small space with no food, water, or bathroom facility, but a climate controlled environment, for a much longer period of time?