The Shanklin Cliff Lift has suffered yet another power failure today (Saturday) and is due to remain out of service into Sunday.
2 people had to be rescued from the lift by firefighters from Sandown and Shanklin earlier this evening – the second time in the past week. As previously reported by Island Echo, 3 people had to be rescued by firefighters from the same lift as a result of a previous power failure.
It is currently unclear at this stage as to when the electrical fault will be rectified.
The Isle of Wight Council has apologised for the inconvenience and will update through their social media channels as and when an update is available.
A spokesperson for the Council said:
“Following a loss of power at Shanklin Lift (Saturday 7 September) the lift remains out of service on Sunday 8 September.
“Apologises for any inconvenience.
“We will issue an update when more is known.”
The previous power failure was repaired on Wednesday, although it appears another fault has arisen.
UPDATE MONDAY – The Shanklin Cliff Lift is now back in action, the Council have confirmed.