Housekeeper treated in hospital after getting trapped in a lift for three days

A woman has been rescued from an elevated in New York after she was trapped for three days.

Marites Fortaliza, a 53-year-old housekeeping employee for billionaire investment banker Warren Stephens, was freed by firefighters on Monday.

Ms Fortaliza was trapped in the Stephens home on East 65th Street, Manhattan.

The New York Times reports it was only noticed that she was trapped after a courier made a delivery to the building on Monday morning.

According to a family statement reported by the Associated Press Ms Fortaliza was dehydrated but in a stable condition at Weill Cornell Medical Center

The Stephens family, who had been away for the weekend,issued a statementcalling her a "valued member of the extended family for 18 years."

They were "relieved and thankful that Fortaliza was doing well" at a New York hospital, where she was being treated for dehydration.

The cause of the incident is now under investigation.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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