Footage from an NYPD bodycam shows two officers making a dramatic rescue of a Brooklyn man who fell onto the tracks, removing him from grave danger.
The incident was posted to Twitter by Commissioner Keechant Sewell and shows the officers running alongside the train platform to where the man, 50, struggled to get back onto the platform. Once the man’s location is pointed out by another civilian, the police move quickly into action.
Once they get to the spot, they extend their hands and lift the man back to safety. “Saving a fellow New Yorker — Truly NY’s Finest!” Swell wrote.
NYPD Cops Rescue Man From Subway Tracks
Strategically deployed @NYPD75Pct officers were on the platform in Brooklyn’s Grant Ave train station when a straphanger fell onto the tracks. They immediately jumped into action, pulling the man to safety.— Commissioner Sewell (@NYPDPC) December 21, 2022
Saving a fellow New Yorker — Truly NY’s Finest! pic.twitter.com/eENmKbKBPo
It appears that everything turned out OK, as the man was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, per the NYPD. Honestly, what a scary situation to be in. Especially if you’re the one who’s doing the saving. These cops probably weren’t even thinking about themselves, they just wanted to save this man’s life. The adrenaline that day must have been so high!
Can you imagine being in that situation? Just a regular human being, not a cop, seeing someone on the tracks! What do you do? Would you leap in and help as a decent human would? Or would you run? It’s honestly a serious question, not a lot of people would do what these heroes did. Goes to show you that there is still good in humanity.