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Window washers rescued from high-rise

August 7, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Window washers had to be rescued from a precarious predicament 14 stories above the ground on the 300 block of Oceangate in Long Beach.Fire department rescuers say some of the ropes apparently slipped, and the window washer platform was left dangling at a steep angle.

The two men were wearing safety harnesses.

Fire department rescuers quickly pulled one of the men up to the roof. The second window washer was stuck for another 45 minutes, until a firefighter could rappel down to him.

There were street closures during the rescue.

Both window washers came through the ordeal with no injuries.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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