Window washers in New York City are in an unenviable and frightening position this afternoon:

Here are some photos from the scene. FDNY reports two stranded washers, while other reports have said one person is stranded:

You’d be hard-pressed to find many people willing to trade places with the stranded worker:

We’re hoping for the best for him as well as firefighters attempting a rescue:

Update: Rescued!

Note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

Hat tip to @einfal.