Photo courtesy Todd Co. EMA
Two people were rescued from near the top of the Jefferson Davis Monument late Sunday afternoon after the elevator failed for the second time in eight days.
Todd County Emergency Management Director Tim Pulley says the 53-year old man and child were in the monument for about three hours. The man had a medical condition relating to his leg and had to be carried down by first responders.
Pulley said two responders had to come down from the monument before the rescue was complete due the effects of the heat, but no one required medical treatment. The Todd County Rescue Squad, Fairview Volunteer Fire Department and Todd County EMS all responded to the scene.
The elevator failure was some type of electrical failure, according to Pulley.
Twelve people were rescued from the top of the monument when the elevator failed June 15, with no one injured in that incident.