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One man’s 9/11 idea to rescue people from high-rise buildings

One man’s 9/11 idea to rescue people from high-rise buildings.

It involves attaching a harness around your body. Attached to the harness is a Kevlar rope that is secured at one end to a radiator or pipe. You then pop out of a window and rappel down the face of the building using a device which controls the rate of descent at 6 feet per second. Think of it as a fishing reel with a human attached.