Hotel lift in Cornwall, containing six guests, plunges 100ft

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Six guests were rescued from a hotel lift after it plunged 100ft, police said yesterday. The incident, at the Hotel Victoria in Newquay, Cornwall, happened when the lift plunged several floors before stopping at beach level.

Coastguards, firefighters and police officers rescued the six men from the lift. A 42-year-old man from Surrey was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske with a leg injury. Officers from the Cornwall County Council's health and safety executive were carrying out an investigation into the cause of the accident yesterday.