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Firefighters rescue a window washer dangling from a Tacoma building

Window washer rescued by Tacoma firefighters

Tacoma firefighters rescue window washer from Tacoma building.
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Tacoma firefighters rescue window washer from Tacoma building.

Firefighters rescued a window washer dangling from a Tacoma building on Monday morning, said Tacoma Fire spokesman Joe Meinecke.

The window washer was working at a building near the intersection of South 11th Street and Broadway Avenue when he suffered an equipment malfunction, Meinecke said.

The washer rappelled off of the roof of the building and a safety device reportedly engaged leaving him stranded. The man hollered for help and Tacoma Fire was dispatched at 9:20 a.m. The man was rescued by 9:45.

Firefighters were able to extend the ladder from a fire truck to reach the man. He was not injured, Meinecke said.

This story will be updated as more details become available.

Craig Hill: 253-597-8497
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