VIDEO: Nebraskans safe after getting stuck in flooded elevator

People in the apartment lobby got the three Nebraskans out safely

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Saturday night three Nebraskans were stuck in a flooded elevator and escaped just before the water got above their necks.

Tony Luu and two of his friends decided to go downstairs and see the flood damage outside and got in his apartment elevator. When they reached the lobby, water started to come in through the vents before the doors opened.

“It was coming in pretty fast,” Luu says. “Once it got to my stomach, we kind of figured, ‘ok, this is real,'”

Luu called his roommate, who works in maintenance for the building while his friend called 911. Luu told his roommate “We might die if you don’t come help us.”

His roommate, his brother and another person went to the lobby and helped open the doors, getting Luu and the others out safely.

“I was swimming out. It was like something out of a movie,” Luu says.

Luu and his friends were not injured.

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