17 HOGS stuck in el­e­va­tor af­ter prac­tice.

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - SPORTS - — Bob Holt

FAYETTEVILLE — Seventeen Univer­sity of Arkansas, Fayetteville foot­ball play­ers were stuck in an el­e­va­tor at the Smith Cen­ter for about an hour af­ter prac­tice Tues­day night be­fore be­ing res­cued by main­te­nance work­ers and fire­men, Fayetteville fire­man Irv­ing Ma­cias said.

None of the play­ers re­quired med­i­cal at­ten­tion, Ma­cias said, af­ter the el­e­va­tor doors were opened and the play­ers were pulled out of it.

“Ev­ery­body was OK,” Ma­cias said. “I think they might have had some­body panic in there.

“They were just happy to get the fresh air. It was steamy and hot in there. Those guys were sweat­ing pretty good. They were just re­lieved to be out.”

Ma­cias said the el­e­va­tor was go­ing down when it be­came stuck be­tween the sec­ond and third floors.

Three Fayetteville firetrucks were called to the scene along with three am­bu­lances.

“We were the back­ups,” Ma­cias said. “We would have pulled out our tools if we’d have to, but main­te­nance got them out. Then we helped pull them up.”

Ma­cias said the play­ers had to be pulled up about 3 feet to get out of the el­e­va­tor.

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