Toddler dangles in elevator shaft…

The parents of a toddler who became trapped and was dangling in an elevator shaft for 15 minutes say they can not believe their son survived the terrifying ordeal.

William, believed to be about 18 months old, was playing with other children in the two-storey building on Thomas Street in Dandenong when he managed to get into the space between the elevator and elevator shaft last night.

William’s cousin was forced to hold onto the boy’s left arm for about 15 minutes before Country Fire Authority crews rescued him dangling about six metres above the bottom of the lift shaft.