The AP reports a Thomas Landeen was stranded overnight on a Loon Mountain, NH, Loon Mountain gondola while searchers hunted for him below.
Landeen said he tried to signal the searchers. Landeen got on the 4-person moving gondola about 5:30 p.m. even though he did not see any attendants.
There are gondola attendants at the top and bottom of the mountain, with cars running in a continuous loop. The person stationed at the summit apparently was traveling down the mountain at closing time when Landeen took an empty car. Landeen’s car was about a quarter of the way down the mountain when the gondola was shut off.