A person would have been sick of the sound of elevator music this morning after being trapped in a lift in Taupō for forty minutes.

Fire crews were called to an address on Lake Terrace about 8.49am as a person was trapped in a lift, a Fire and Emergency NZ spokesman.

He said the person was released about 9.30am.

The Rotorua Daily Post understands the incident happened at the Tui Oaks Motor Inn in Taupō.

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When contacted, a person who answered the phone at the inn wouldn't discuss the incident but did confirm the fire service was on scene.

Fire crews often carry a lift key or call a local lift rep to retrieve the trapped, he said.

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