In Dombay, 36 passengers of a cable car hovering above the ground were evacuated

In Karachay-Cherkessia, rescuers had to be involved because of an accident on a cable car in the village of Dombay. As a result of the line stop, 36 passengers hovered above the ground. Tourists were assisted in descending from the cable car. There were no casualties, the press service of the regional department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations reported on February 12.

The incident occurred in the afternoon on the fifth stage of the chairlift in the resort village. At the time of the stop there was no wind, which contributed to a fairly quick evacuation by rescuers of tourists who found themselves in a difficult situation. At the same time, the air temperature at such a height is quite noticeable, given that the double-seat cable car is of an open type.

“In the village of Dombay, on the fifth stage of the chairlift, the line stopped. <...> 36 people remained on the line beforehand. No wind load reported to the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

15 people and three pieces of equipment were involved in the rescue of tourists. The rescue operation has now been completed.

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