How New Jersey firefighters saved 6 teenagers trapped in trampoline park elevator

  • Source: Coffee or Die Magazine
  • Published: 04/20/2022 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: It’s still sort of a mystery how six New Jersey teenagers fresh from the Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park in Wayne on Friday got stuck in an exit elevator. But Wayne Fire Department Commissioner William Rodriguez has a pretty good theory. “They’ve got that jumping still in their system. And when they get in the elevator and they talk about their experience inside,” Rodriguez told Coffee or Die Magazine, “they may start jumping in the elevator, which whacks out the elevator.” They whacked it out so well that the car got stuck in the 50-foot elevator shaft, and no one from the first or penthouse floors could reach them. Rodriguez and a cop were the first ones to arrive on scene at roughly 5:10 p.m. Rodriguez tried flipping the elevator’s main power switch off, waiting 10 seconds, and then clicking it back on.


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