LAKE LOUISE, Alberta - A ski lift at Canada's famed Lake Louise resort malfunctioned Sunday, trapping about 65 people in gondolas for hours as darkness fell and temperatures dropped below freezing.
When the resort could not get the lift working again, ski patrollers rescued the stranded passengers by traversing the cable using rescue equipment in a feat one witness likened to something out of a James Bond movie. Resort officials said the most severe injuries were a few cases of frostbite.
Jon-Henry Vanderwerf, 10, was alone in one gondola for three hours with his 9-year-old brother, Luke.
"It was scary, it was cold and the wind was blowing the car from side to side," he said. "The worst part was just before they rescued us. It kept swaying and rocking."
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