The window cleaners, in an elevator on the outside the building, were stranded fifty metres above the pavement. Malmö fire brigade did not have the resources to help the men, and called in support from emergency services in nearby Höganäs.
“They are experts at climbing up and down on ropes,” said a spokesperson at SOS Alarm in Malmö.
The Höganäs firemen will try to winch themselves down to the window cleaners and help them either up or down. There are evacuation points on every fifth floor.