Firefighters rescue 2 window washers stuck outside hospital

High-risk, high-angle rescue tests firefighters' training
(Source: Semmie Buffin/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Semmie Buffin/KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Two window washers had to be rescued from outside a Shreveport hospital.

It happened Tuesday afternoon at Willis-Knighton Pierremont.

The motor on the contract workers' scaffolding failed while they were outside the structure's ninth floor, so they called Shreveport Fire Department for help, hospital spokeswomen said.

Caddo 911 dispatch records indicate the call came in at 3:20 p.m.

A firefighter rappelled from the hospital's roof to the scaffolding, then placed a worker in a harness and lowered him to the third-floor roof.

The other worker then was rescued in the same manner.

No injuries were reported.

Shreveport Fire Department had as many as 11 units on the scene at one point. That number now stands at seven.

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