TX: 25 Stranded at Wyler Aerial Tramway Due to Power Outage

June 09--Twenty-five people who were stranded at the top of the Wyler Aerial Tramway this evening when the tramway lost power are making their way down the mountain, the El Paso Fire Department reports on Twitter.

Some people walked down by themselves and others are being escorted down a walkable trail by the Combined Search and Rescue team to a vehicle waiting to drive them down the mountain, officials report.

No injuries have been reported.

Five people were in the tramway itself and 20 others were at the top of the facility at the Franklin Mountains State Park when the power went out.

It's unknown what caused the power to go out at this point.

Among the stranded were six toddlers and two infants, fire officials reported.

The tram has been brought down manually.

Nine units and 22 personnel responded to the call at about 7 p.m. today.

Cindy Ramirez may be reached at 546-6151.

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