lamb_servant72
01-03-2007, 05:26 AM
There was a story on the radio this morning about a teenager who had a seizure while waiting for a subway. He fell down onto the track as the train was coming. A man tried to pull him out, but couldn't, so he layed his body over the teenagers.

I haven't been able to find anything about this and I didn't hear the whole story. Do you guys have any info?

eowyn
01-03-2007, 08:21 AM
I would recommend doing a search on your local paper's website and others, such as NY Times, Washington Times, etc. I looked on CNN.com and I couldn't find anything.

lamb_servant72
01-03-2007, 10:00 AM
I don't even remember what station I was listening to. It might have been public broadcasting.

By the way, they were both fine. It's just not everyday you hear about someone doing something so heroic for a perfect stranger. So, I was wanted to read about it!

lamb_servant72
01-03-2007, 10:14 AM
I found it...thanks for the suggestions Samantha!

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/01/03/national/main2324961.shtml?source=flashapp

This is really incredible to me.

as~i~lay~dying
01-03-2007, 07:59 PM
That is amazing. I always wonder how I would react in a situation like that?

Tromos
01-04-2007, 05:15 AM
I would give some credit to his military training for his lack of indecision and for his immediate response.

Not that it detracts from his courage at all. His actions are still admirable, to say the least.

lamb_servant72
01-04-2007, 06:22 AM
Yes, I hope he gets some kind of award.

He said that he did it so his two children wouldn't have to see the guy killed. That doesn't make sense to me. HE could have been killed. It would have been worse for them to see their father being run over by the train.

I think he is trying to not come across as being the hero that he is.

fifi la bomba
01-04-2007, 07:13 AM
jeez... that's crazy! that guy is soo awesome! totally a hero! he should like get a medal or something.

lamb_servant72
01-04-2007, 07:50 AM
They have several different video clips up now, some of them with simulations. The clearance between the gutter and the train was 21 inches. The two men together were 20.5 inches.

the rocker
01-06-2007, 05:57 PM
Nothing like cutting it close. But that's awesome. That guy deserves a lot.

lamb_servant72
01-07-2007, 04:37 AM
It really bothered me that some people tried to make a race issure out of it.