Off-duty cop risks life to save clumsy commuter [video]

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A closed circuit television camera at a Madrid subway station captured the drama as a 41-year-old man fell onto the tracks. Were it not for the quick action of an off-duty police officer, things could have ended up being a lot worse.

The officer explained:

I observed a stir at the station, and then I saw the man who had fallen on the tracks.

I ran out, I took off my jacket, and I threw myself onto the tracks. At the same time I had to maintain my awareness of the train that was approaching because it was just about to arrive.

This has been a very particular experience, but they prepare us for this sort of thing.



C.S. Magor is the editor-in-chief and a reporter at large for We Interrupt and Uberreview. He currently resides in the Japanese countryside approximately two hours from Tokyo - where he has spent the better part of a decade testing his hypothesis that Japan is neither as quirky nor as interesting as others would have you believe.
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  • jv
    7 December 2010 at 11:27 pm
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    clumsy my ass, that dude looked HAMMERED. what an idiot.

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