Construction crew rescued from downtown high-rise

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SAN DIEGO — A construction crew was rescued downtown near Petco Park Tuesday morning after an equipment malfunction left them stranded 42 floors off the ground, police said.

Two workers were in a construction elevator working on a building under construction on Island Avenue at an East Village  when it malfunctioned at about 9:45 a.m., police said.

Fire-Rescue crews responded to a call to assist around 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, the San Diego Fire Department said. Members of the rescue team went to the roof of the structure and, using a rope system, lowered themselves several stories down to the stuck platform. The firefighters then removed a window on the 43rd floor and pulled the workers to safety through it, getting them inside by shortly after 11 a.m., according to SDFRD public affairs.

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