TIME France

45 People Are Trapped in Cable Cars Over the French Alps, Officials Say

FILES-FRANCE-TOURISM-RESCUE-MOUNTAIN
Philippe Desmazes—AFP/Getty Images Panoramic Mont-Blanc cable car linking the Aiguille du Midi peak to the Helbronner peak in Italy, on Aug. 5, 2015.

They will remain stuck overnight until rescue operations resume

Dozens of people who are trapped in cable cars suspended about 12,000 feet in the air above the Mont Blanc range in the French Alps will remain stuck overnight until rescue efforts resume, officials said Thursday.

An unknown technical problem caused the cable cars to stop moving while 110 people were inside a series of them, according to the Associated Press.

Authorities were able to airlift 65 people out of the cars before they needed to suspend rescue operations due to rough flight conditions.

The remaining 45 people who are stuck are being given blankets, food and water until the operation resumes in the morning, officials said.

[AP]

Tap to read full story

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser at http://update.microsoft.com


YOU BROKE TIME.COM!

Dear TIME Reader,

As a regular visitor to TIME.com, we are sure you enjoy all the great journalism created by our editors and reporters. Great journalism has great value, and it costs money to make it. One of the main ways we cover our costs is through advertising.

The use of software that blocks ads limits our ability to provide you with the journalism you enjoy. Consider turning your Ad Blocker off so that we can continue to provide the world class journalism you have become accustomed to.

The TIME Team