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Charlotte Fire rescues 6 trapped in elevator at a wedding

Six people trapped in a hotel elevator were part of a wedding party.
Credit: Charlotte Fire Department

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One newlywed couple is celebrating more than just their recent nuptials, thanks to Charlotte Fire Department!

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A tweet from Charlotte Fire released Sunday morning describes an elevator rescue that led to a wedding rescue. After receiving word that 6 people were trapped in a hotel elevator, Charlotte Fire responded. 

The firefighters safely pulled the 6 people out of the elevator, which was stuck between the first and second floors of a hotel. It turns out that all 6 people were part of the Jha wedding party! 

Credit: Charlotte Fire Department

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"Mr. and Mrs. Jha, we hope today is the start of a long and happy life," Charlotte Fire Department said the tweet. 

Thanks to Charlotte Fire, the newlyweds are off to a great start!

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