You don't think it is a serious situation? Let's have a read on this article.
It was longest cigarette break of Nicholas White's life.The 34-year-old New York production manager was working late one Friday night in October when he went outside for a smoke.
He was returning to his office on the 39th floor when the elevator stopped abruptly between floors. White pressed the alarm, letting it ring and ring.
But at 11 p.m. the building was deserted, and it would be nearly two days before White was rescued. He paced around the elevator like a bug trapped in a box, fighting claustrophobia every minute of his 41-hour ordeal, which was captured on a video surveillance camera.
"After a certain amount of time I knew I was in big trouble," White told "Good Morning America" in an exclusive interview.
"Rolaids aren't a very good meal," White said.
The the most difficult part of the ordeal, he said, was going 41 hours without water. At one point, White thought he might die of dehydration.
"I hoped that might be a signal to people in fact: 'why is the elevator leaking?'"
A Cold Sweat
This is the actual footage via CCTV.
Cold yet sweating, White laid on the floor trying to stay calm. Then he got up and started pacing. At one point he pried open the elevator doors and screamed for help. The only response was silence.
"I had no idea if it was day or night," White said.
Herang the emergency bell, but he couldn't take the constant noise so he occasionally turned it off.
Split-screen video footage of the building showed other parts of the building, including three other elevators. The video showed maintenance workers occasionally fixing various things, but no one heard him and none of them wondered what was going on with car No. 30.
Not a religious man, White prayed for help. On Sunday at 4 p.m., White, who was nearly delirious from thirst, heard a voice on the intercom asking if anyone was there. Finally, he was rescued.
"A person left me a note about all the problems that occurred while I was playing hooky from the job," White said.
When he went back to work, White found out his co-workers who were also there late thought he had skipped out and left that night.
After the 41-hour nightmare, White received a settlement from the building. Unbelievable to many, he still takes elevators.
"Living in Manhattan I'd be seriously limiting my life if I didn't take elevators," he said.
Source: ABC - GOOD MORNING AMERICA - http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=4693690
How about that? 41 hours. Almost 2 days. But he did survived. But what if the situation prolong and you want to get out from the lift. Well. Bear Grylls have the answers, but he also advice that you'd better stay for help and rescue.
Well. There you have it. Peringatan untuk diri sendiri dan anda semua. Things happen aite? Sediakan payung sebelum hujan.
p/s: Lebih baik terperangkap seorang daripada dua orang. Kerana risau seorang lagi tu bukan orang. HAHA -_-