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USWind-whipped window washers rescued from 50-story tower: 'This is terrifying'

00:40  16 may  2019
00:40  16 may  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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Two window washers working on an Oklahoma City high-rise were saved in a dramatic rescue on Wednesday after their basket-like platform was whipped back and forth by heavy winds above a crowd of horrified onlookers below.

"This is TERRIFYING," a reporter with ABC affiliate KOCO-TV said in a Twitter post. "Two window washers stuck at the top of the Devon Tower, swinging. Fire crews are attempting to rescue them."

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Videos of the incident showed the platform swinging wildly away from near the top of the 50-story Devon Tower in downtown Oklahoma City.

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Within an hour, the window washers were “successfully rescued," the Oklahoma City Fire Department said in a statement posted on Twitter.

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Neither of the two sustained injuries in the incident, fire department spokesman David Macy told ABC News later on Wednesday.

Just after 8 a.m. local time, the fire department tweeted that the public should avoid the area and that rescue workers were on the scene.

First responders threw balls of coiled-up rope to the window washers, who were able to secure the ropes to the sides of the platform, Macy said.

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"We were able to anchor the platform so it was not moving around violently, like it was," he said.

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Within 47 minutes, the department announced that the two individuals had been rescued, KOCO reported.

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