Man rescued from track at North Station
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Three people waiting for a subway train in Boston rescued a 33-year-old man from Malden who tumbled off a station platform and onto the tracks.
A transit agency spokesman says the man fell onto the Orange Line tracks at North Station at about 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Video shows the man walking straight onto the tracks, where he remains motionless. Three people then jump down and lift him to safety, including one man who came from the opposite platform.
“To be honest I think I’d do the same thing. I mean, it’s a human life,” one man said.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority spokesman Joe Pesaturo says a dispatcher was notified and trains in the area were stopped so the man was never in danger of being struck.
Pesaturo says the man was alert and had no visible injuries when pulled back onto the platform. He was taken to Mass. General Hospital and treated for a minor head wound.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.