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Tube Passenger Risks Life To Save Man Who Fell On Tracks

By BA News Staff / Published on Wednesday, 17 Aug 2016 16:25 PM / No Comments / 392 views

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London Underground is trying to track down a brave passenger who risked his life to pull a man to safety from the tracks.

The incident happened just after 5pm on Tuesday at Tottenham Court Road station when a man standing on a northbound Northern Line platform became ill and stumbled forward.

The 47-year-old man fell on to the live tracks and an unknown fellow traveller leapt after him to pull him safely back on to the platform.

London Underground is trying to track down a brave passenger who risked his life to pull a man to safety from the tracks.

The incident happened just after 5pm on Tuesday at Tottenham Court Road station when a man standing on a northbound Northern Line platform became ill and stumbled forward.

The 47-year-old man fell on to the live tracks and an unknown fellow traveller leapt after him to pull him safely back on to the platform.

“The man sprung to the rescue and hauled him back on to the platform, whilst other commuters alerted the emergency services.

“Whilst the approaching train was immediately put on a red signal, the quick thinking of him and other passengers on the platform avoided what could have been a tragedy.

“On behalf of everyone at British Transport Police, I’d like to commend this man for his brave actions – his quick thinking most likely saved the man’s life.”

Police have asked for the public’s help in finding the man so they can “say thank you and recognise his courageous effort”.

Credit: Skynews

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