Window Washers Rescued In Mission Bay (VIDEO)

08/04/2011 02:56 pm ET | Updated Oct 04, 2011

Two window washers clung to their lives in Mission Bay Thursday morning when their scaffolding broke 16 stories above the ground, according to SFGate.


While cleaning a high-rise luxury condominium at 300 Berry Street, Raul Aguilar and his nephew Benito Aguilar were saved by their safety harnesses when the scaffolding gave way beneath them -- half of it crashing to the courtyard below. The pair dangled from the roof while waiting for rescue teams to arrive.

According to CBS, both men were pulled to safety by rescue workers, but were immediately transported to San Francisco General for injuries.

Tony Aguilar, Benito's cousin, had been washing windows down the street when he heard about the incident and rushed to the scene. He told SFGate, "I came over here and saw the scaffold hanging."

Watch raw footage from the brave rescue in CBS's video below: