A woman reportedly fell down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park on Friday night following the Boston Red Sox's 1-0 loss to the Detroit Tigers.
ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes reported that the unidentified female fell two stories, from the fourth level down to the second. She was found unconscious and transported to Beth Israel Hospital, where her condition remains unknown:
A 22-year-old female fell 2 floors down a Fenway Park elevator shaft Friday night, landing on top of the car. Boston fire rescue responded— Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) May 17, 2014
They climbed through the roof of the elevator car and found her unconscious, according to Boston fire dispatch— Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) May 17, 2014
She was transported by ambulance to Beth Israel Hospital. No further details on her condition are known. State elevator inspector on scene— Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) May 17, 2014
A Red Sox official said the team was working on gathering more information. Emwergency teams were summoned at 11:17 p.m.— Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) May 17, 2014
According to Melissa Hanson of The Boston Globe, the police were called in at 11:16 p.m. ET. One of Fenway Park's elevator operators was alerted when he heard the woman hitting the top of the elevator car. The Boston Fire Department then shut off power to the elevator to ensure that the car wouldn't drop any further and the victim could be rescued.
Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe snapped a picture of the emergency medical crews working outside of the stadium:
Emergency crews at Fenway. A woman fell in an elevator shaft in right field. Being stabilized. pic.twitter.com/G5SLgW9xr3— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) May 17, 2014
The Boston Globe also tweeted out a photo of the firefighters on the scene:
The Boston Fire Department tweeted out that the doors to the elevator opened—the cause of which is unknown—and that the Boston Police Department has taken over the investigation. It also described the process with which it extricated the victim from the elevator shaft:
From Fenway: somehow elevator shaft doors on floor 4 opened. A 22yo female fell into shaft landing on roof of an elevator— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) May 17, 2014
Stopped at floor 2. Power was shut off to elevator to prevent movement. Firefighters entered elevator at floor 2.— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) May 17, 2014
They used a small ladder we call a pencil ladder to go to roof through hatch. Along with BEMS, victim was boarded and— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) May 17, 2014
lowered through hatch to floor 2, then transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. Unknown condition of victim.— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) May 17, 2014
State Elevator Inspector called to scene. @bostonpolice to investigate. Fire companies clear at 12:15pm.— Boston Fire Dept. (@BostonFire) May 17, 2014
The tweets by both Edes and the Boston Fire Department illustrate the seriousness of the event.
At the time of writing, no other information is known about the incident. As the Boston PD investigates the scene and collects evidence, a cause of the elevator doors opening may be revealed.