CCTV shows hero rescuing fallen man from London Underground tracks

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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.

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The man can be seen in the yellow jacket, standing close to the platform’s edge.
Fellow commuters look on in shock as the man collapses onto the tracks.
Fellow commuters look on in shock as the man collapses onto the tracks.
The man in the blue t-shirt leans forward and reaches out to the fallen man.
The man in the blue t-shirt leans forward and reaches out to the fallen man.
As other commuters gather round, he helps pull the fallen man back to safety.
As other commuters gather round, he helps pull the fallen man back to safety.

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.”

Cleaners accidentally throw away an art installation

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Cleaners at the Museion modern art gallery in Bolzano, Italy accidentally removed an art installation while cleaning up over the weekend. The installation depicted the remains of a wild party scenes including empty bottles, decorations and confetti.

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The piece by Milanese artists Goldschmied & Chiari, entitled “Where are we going to dance tonight?,” is described by the gallery as “a site-specific work staging the scene after the end of a party: the perfect metaphor for the [1980’s.]”  The work is only visible when the museum is closed, after dark, so viewers can get the full effect of the aftermath of a wild party.

Unfortunately, the immersive work is maybe not as recognizable to people who are not as informed in the art scene. After all, if you see trash lying on the floor, you should throw it away, right?

The gallery has put up a notice that the installation will be rearranged as soon as possible. Let’s hope the artists don’t take it personally.