Details surrounding downtown window washer rescue
Our cameras captured a dramatic rescue as a window washer finds himself stuck, dangling several stories from a downtown high-rise.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Action News cameras captured a dramatic rescue as a window washer finds himself stuck, dangling several stories from a downtown Las Vegas high-rise.
Window washer Alex Ramos was near the top of the building just across from the Regional Justice Center when his equipment malfunctioned.
Rescuers stood on a platform at the end of a ladder as it extended up the building and toward Ramos, coming within just few feet, but still more than an arm’s length away. Plans quickly shifted, and firefighter Mari Bussio had to be lowered down from the top of the building to get to him.
Dozens of onlookers watched as Ramos maneuvered the ropes, successfully attaching him to Bussio.
Ramos, who's been washing windows for 8 years, remained calm as they rappelled down the side of building.
The two were greeted by paramedics the moment their feet touched the ground, and just moments later Ramos was off again, seemingly unphased by the entire ordeal, and on to his next window washing job.
The entire rescue took about an hour from start to finish.
Ramos said he's planning on going back to the store where he bought his equipment to ask for a refund.