UPDATE: A Toowoomba man has thanked firefighters after they rescued him from an elevator he had been stuck in for an hour.

Wilsonton man John Quade was stuck in the elevator at the Red Cross Blood Bank after the doors would not open on the bottom level before 4pm this afternoon.

Firefighters work to free John Quade after he was trapped in a lift at the Blood Bank for an hour.
Firefighters work to free John Quade after he was trapped in a lift at the Blood Bank for an hour. Kevin Farmer

With no phone, Mr Quade banged on the inside of the doors until a passer-by heard his call for help.

"I belted the hell out of the door and yelled out as much as I could until someone heard me and luckily someone was walking past," Mr Quade said.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services was called after the elevator manufacturer said they could not arrive until tomorrow.

Firefighters free John Quade after he was trapped in a lift at the Blood Bank for an hour.
Firefighters free John Quade after he was trapped in a lift at the Blood Bank for an hour. Kevin Farmer

"Thank them very much. They did a really good job," Mr Quade said to the firefighters.

"From the time they got there until they got me out wouldn't have been five minutes."

Mr Quade said he would not be getting into another elevator "too quick".  

EARLIER: Firefighters are working to rescue a man stuck in an elevator at the Red Cross Blood bank.

Reports suggest a man raised the alarm about 4pm after being stuck in the elevator for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services officers are mounting a rescue elevator lift mission to free the man.

Crews remain on scene.


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