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Window washer dangling from Texas skyscraper rescued

A photo shows the man hanging from an emergency rope near the top of the building

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Photo/Austin-Travis County EMS

Hojun Choi
Austin American-Statesman

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin rescue crews on Thursday saved a man who was left stranded and dangling from a rope on the side of a downtown Austin skyscraper, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said.

EMS officials tweeted around 3.34 p.m. on Thursday that it was notified of a man who was “dangling from an emergency rope” on the side of the Ashton Austin, a residential high rise in downtown Austin.

Around 4:06 p.m., EMS officials tweeted that the man was saved by rescue crews who pulled him in from a nearby balcony, adding that the man was not injured and refused being taken to the hospital.


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