LAS VEGAS (AP) — Firefighters have rescued four window washers stranded outside the 35th floor of a Las Vegas Strip high-rise hotel.
Clark County spokeswoman Stacey Welling says a firefighter descended from the roof of the 46-story Vdara Hotel and lowered one worker in a harness to the roof of a third-floor landing area.
The National Weather Service reports temperatures are 104 degrees and winds are a moderate 10 mph at nearby McCarran International Airport.
Vdara is one of several hotels in MGM Resorts International’s big CityCenter complex.
A hotel spokeswoman says a mechanical failure caused the wokers’ lift to fail.
Clark County and Las Vegas firefighters were summoned a little before noon.
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