- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A window washer in Delaware was rescued after being suspended 30 feet in the air from a rope at a Wilmington high-rise after his scaffolding gave way.

WDEL-FM (https://bit.ly/1IP3E6x) reports 59-year-old Grayling Bolston was cleaning the 8th-floor exterior windows of the Bank of America building Tuesday morning when his scaffolding had a power failure and gave way.

Officials say Bolston hung by a rope for around 25 minutes while firefighters responded and prepared to rescue him. A co-worker was able to remedy the power issue and rescue workers on the roof got Bolston to safety.

Bolston, a veteran window washer, told the station this wasn’t the first time he’s been stuck hanging from the side of a building.

He was evaluated by emergency medical responders and refused treatment.


Information from: WDEL-FM, https://www.wdel.com/

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