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NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. - Sixty tourists and four employees of the White Water Walk had to be rescued Sunday by the Niagara Parks Police when they became stranded in the gorge because of an elevator outage, police reported Monday.
The incident began about 1:40 p.m. Sunday when a door position sensor on the elevator malfunctioned. Police said the elevator had just reached the boardwalk level of the Walk when the malfunction occurred.
A police rescuer had to be lowered into the gorge to be with the people who had to be evacuated from the boardwalk with a device called a Monorack, a gasoline-powered "alpine railway" device. The elevator was restored to service about 3:20 p.m. and all parties were returned to street level without injury by 3:40 p.m.