Dramatic footage shows a man being rescued from his burning fifth-floor apartment by several heroic building workers making horizontal use of a ladder.
An unidentified man was stranded in his New York City apartment with smoke billowing out at an increasing rate. Three of the building’s workers heard his cries and attempted to grab him from the ledge, but were unsuccessful.
Video then shows the workers using a ladder to create a bridge underneath the man as he dangled from his window, crying for help. One man drops down onto the ladder-bridge to retrieve the distressed man; and brings him back safely to the nearby fire escape.
All of this before the fire department arrived.
WNBC reports the rescued man was taken to the hospital and was listed in serious but stable condition.
Watch the footage below (some NSFW language), via LiveLeak:
[h/t CNN / TheBlaze]
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