Boston subway riders rescue man on tracks

BOSTON (AP) - Three people waiting for a subway in Boston rescued a man who tumbled off a station platform and onto the tracks.

Video shows the man walking straight off the Orange Line platform at North Station at about 9 p.m. Wednesday, then falling to the track. Three people jump down and lift him to safety, one from the opposite platform.

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority spokesman Joe Pesaturo says trains in the area were stopped so the man was never in danger of being struck.

A report from the responding officer described the man, a 33-year-old Malden resident, as covered in dirt and confused afterward.

He said man said he had two drinks to celebrate passing the medical boards and was waiting for a train home, but doesn't remember anything else.


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