When the lift doors finally opened, a Facebook live video revealed Kochie dropping to his knees, thanking Steve his saviour.
“Thank you Steve. I thought I was running out of oxygen!’ David said as he climbed out of the elevator.
The dramatic scenes continued as seconds later, the TV presenter is seen in the video being carried out of the lift by sports commentator, Mark Beretta, and Steve.
Once back to safety, Kochie wrapped his arms around his Channel Seven co-workers – Mark and Sunrise presenter, Natalie Barr.
Later, he told everyone: “I was yelling but no-one came!”