ATLANTIC CITY — Firefighters rescued 14 people trapped for more than six hours in an elevator at the Tropicana Casino & Resort early Sunday by pulling them 100 feet by ropes to safety, authorities said.

Firefighters were called at about 1 a.m. after the elevator became stuck and efforts to get it working again were unsuccessful, the fire department’s union said in a Facebook post.

The elevator was stuck between the sixth and seventh floors, and the next opening was at the 15th floor, according to CBS in Philadelphia.

The firefighters used a rope and harness system to pull each of the 14 elevator passengers from the car. The process took several hours as a firefighter was lowered into the elevator shaft to retrieve the passengers, officials said.

The last person was rescued at about 6:30 a.m. and no injuries were reported.

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