An unconscious man was rescued from subway tracks in Manhattan when three strangers pulled him to safety. The incident happened at approximately 2:40 am in the Columbus Circle station.
Matt Foley, Dennis Codrington, and Garret O’Hanlon were in the station when the unidentified man fell onto the subway tracks and struck his head. The man was not moving and appeared unconscious.
As reported by the New York Post, O’Hanlon, age 22, was the first to respond. Without hesitation, he jumped down onto the tracks and attempted to rouse the unconscious man. O’Hanlon stated that he simply “couldn’t watch a man die.” O’Hanlon struggled but was unable to free the man by himself.
Twenty-three-year-old Dannis Codrington Jr. realized that O’Hanlon needed help and time was running out. The next train was scheduled to arrive in just over one minute. Codrington and his friend Matt Foley, age 23, joined O’Hanlon, and together were able to remove the unconscious man from the subway tracks.
Unfortunately, as reported by the New York Times, numerous people die on subway tracks every year. In 2012 alone, 55 people died on subway tracks in New York.
Witnesses report that the unconscious man rescued from the subway tracks in the Columbus Circle station appeared drunk as he stumbled and fell onto the tracks.
First responders were contacted by witnesses and arrived to assist the three young rescuers. The unconscious man was reportedly “soaked in blood” and suffered a broken nose. He was transported to New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center for treatment. His name and current condition are unknown.
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