Man trapped in lift for 4 days

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THE manager of an Austrian hotel was trapped in a faulty lift for four days before a bread ­deliveryman heard his cries for help yesterday, police said.

The 58-year-old Swedish ­national was said to be well despite his ordeal in the spa town of Bad Gastein near Salzburg.

“He told officers he had done a hunting course with survival training in the Swedish military, which stood him in good stead in this case,” police said.

The delivery man, a friend of the hotel manager, alerted the fire brigade after letting himself in with his own key to drop off mail that had built up outside the hotel door.