Saturday, June 2, 2007

Brooklyn Heroes

Originally uploaded by justpat
Two men risked their own lives earlier today to save a disoriented stranger who fell onto subway tracks.

A delirious, unkempt man fell onto the tracks at the elevated F line stop at 9th St. and 4th Ave as I watched from the other side of the tracks. I heard a collective "oooooo" go up from the people on his side of the platform. He appeared disoriented and unable to extricate himself from the very real hazard he was in, so two strangers jumped onto the tracks. The man couldn't muster the coordination necessary to climb back onto the platform, even with their help, so the two strangers walked the man all the way to the end of the platform, where there are stairs back up to safety.

When they all were back on the platform, everyone involved went back to just standing around, waiting for the next train.

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