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Cable-Car Passengers Left Hanging In Quebec

05/21/2012 11:21 EDT | Updated 07/21/2012 05:12 EDT

Dozens of passengers were left stranded aboard two aerial cable cars near Quebec City on Monday, after the gondolas' motors stopped working due to a power failure.

Emergency crews mounted an hours-long rescue operation to help as many as 35 people safely disembark the aerial lifts at Montmorency Falls, about 11 kilometres northeast of Quebec City, which were left hanging about 60 metres above ground.

By around 10 p.m. ET, about 10 people were awaiting rescue. Most of the riders were students and parents. Rescue officials were eventually able to safely pluck all the passengers from the cable cars.

The first passenger to be rescued was a two-year-old, who was carried down the line in his father's arms.