Woman falls and gets trapped on escalator at shopping centre after freak fall

A woman became trapped in an escalator and had to be cut free by local firefighters.

The horrifying incident happened in Surfers Paradise on Queensland’s Gold Coast at 11.45am on Tuesday (April 7), reports news.com.au.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman told NCA NewsWire that the woman slipped while she was using the escalator.

According to reports the woman became trapped due to her top getting caught on the grill and she was unable to be freed for about 15 minutes.

A local news reporter for @9NewsGoldCoast said that the woman had lived out his “greatest fear”.

Mackenzie Colahan wrote on Twitter: “This poor woman has realised my greatest fear – getting stuck in an escalator”.

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The ambulance service confirmed that the woman slipped while she was using the escalator
The ambulance service said the woman slipped while she was using the escalator

In a video shared online a number of emergency service responders can be seen attending to the woman after she fell.

It appears that she became trapped at the bottom of the escalator while she was either exiting or entering.

The spokesperson for the Ambulance service also confirmed that the woman had been taken to Robina Hospital in a stable condition.

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It comes after a woman’s body was sadly found dead on the Gold Coast this week.

A passer-by found the woman had become trapped inside the clothing donation bin near a shopping centre.

Officers and paramedics were called to the scene, and despite their best efforts, she had died.

Police said the woman’s neck was ‘caught’ in the mechanism of the bin and likely said her cause of death was “misadventure”.

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The 43-year-old’s car was packed full of items she wanted to donate, including a teddy bear which had “love me” on it.

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