More than 30 safe after Texas aerial tram trouble

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Associated Press

Posted on June 9, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 9 at 11:33 AM

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than 30 people stranded after an aerial tram at a West Texas park stopped have been rescued or walked down a mountain to safety.

The El Paso Fire Department says nobody was hurt in Sunday night's incident involving the Wyler Aerial Tramway at Franklin Mountains State Park. Authorities are investigating an apparent problem with a motor.

Officials say some of the 25 people at the viewing deck managed to hike about a mile down the mountain by themselves. Emergency personnel with vehicles helped reach and escort the rest of those visitors.

Fire department officials say six people remained aboard the cable car, which was brought down manually.

The National Weather Service says temperatures Sunday night in El Paso reached the upper 90s.

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Online:

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/wyler-aerial-tramway

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