Good Samaritans also jumped onto the tracks to aid the man and lifted him back onto the platform
By Vishal Persaud, September 27, 2013
An unbelievable fall and rescue was caught on video Wednesday night when a 33-year-old man fell onto the tracks of Boston's "T" subway system.
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An unbelievable fall and rescue were caught on video Wednesday night when a 33-year-old man fell onto the tracks of Boston's "T" subway system, New England Cable News reported.
The man apparently hit his head and was knocked unconscious. The video shows him falling onto the tracks of the outbound Orange Line at Boston's North Station, with several people coming to his rescue and carrying him off the tracks.
"I thought it was a fight, but then again I seen the dude's shoes on the ground, I was over there and I had to run, I didn't care if I died at least I did something tried to save somebody's life instead of watching somebody die and get hit by a train," said 16-year-old Duncan Ketter, who ran across two sets of tracks from the inbound side to help the fallen man.
Two other good Samaritans also jumped onto the tracks to aid the man and lifted him back onto the platform. Duncan then ran across back to the other side, where his girlfriend was waiting and continued onto her house.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials said the fallen man and his rescuers were never in real danger since another quick-thinking rider notified a dispatcher of the fall and all trains were stopped in the area.
Officials said the man was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital with a minor head injury.
MBTA officials said the man who fell told them that he had two drinks after celebrating passing the medical boards and was on his way home waiting for the train.
But he doesn't remember falling onto the subway tracks.