CCTV shows hero rescuing fallen man from London Underground tracks
A man has been rescued after collapsing on the London Underground and falling onto live train tracks.
The 47-year-old who fell is pictured below wearing a yellow hard hat and fluorescent jacket. He fell onto the tracks after becoming ill and stumbling, according to a statement released by British Transport Police.
The incident took place around 5 p.m. London time on Tuesday at the busy Tottenham Court Road tube station.
The CCTV images below show what happened when a fellow commuter came to his rescue.
British Transport Police confirmed that the man will make a full recovery and praised the stranger who came to his rescue.
“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,”
Superintendent Chris Horton said in a statement.
“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.”