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Incredible moment: Brave NYPD cops jump onto subway tracks to save fallen passenger with seconds to spare as train rapidly approaches

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The affected man, shown here, suffered a seizure before falling onto the tracks.
  • The heart-stopping body camera footage followed the officers as they ran through the station, jumping over barriers and then down onto the tracks where the stricken man was located, “inches from the third rail.”

Two quick-thinking New York police officers sprang into action when they were called to save the life of a subway rider who fell to the tracks as a train approached him at a Bronx station during the afternoon rush hour of the Tuesday.

The heart-stopping body camera footage followed the officers as they ran through the station, jumping over barriers and then down onto the tracks where the stricken man was located, “inches from the third rail.”

‘Come on! Come on! Get up!” one of the police officers can be heard shouting during the rescue. Shortly after the man is freed from danger, a train horn is heard blowing.

The man was safely rescued with the help of other travelers at the Third Avenue-149th Street station, which is served by the number two and five trains, the NYPD said in a news release.

The statement said the man had suffered a seizure before falling. The two officers stayed with him until paramedics arrived. In the video you can hear the audience applauding.

The affected man, shown here, suffered a seizure before falling onto the tracks.

The good Samaritans assisted the two brave officers by helping them lift the man onto the platform.

The good Samaritans assisted the two brave officers by helping them lift the man onto the platform.

Officers remained with the man until paramedics arrived at the scene while a bystander offered him water.

Officers remained with the man until paramedics arrived at the scene while a bystander offered him water.

'They both risked their lives by jumping onto the tracks to save his life,' a woman can be heard saying in this section of the clip.

‘They both risked their lives by jumping onto the tracks to save his life,’ a woman can be heard saying in this section of the clip.

“You saved a life,” says one man. ‘You all did a good job. Really, really good job,” says another.

‘I thought the train was coming. I thought a train was going to hit us. “I swear to God!” an officer is heard saying.

The video also shows the man being taken to an ambulance. “They both risked their lives by jumping onto the tracks to save his life,” says a woman sitting on a bench next to the paramedics.

The two police officers, who were not identified, were assigned to the station and were monitoring the entrance when a member of the public alerted them to what was happening.

From there, one officer jumped over a door while another was helped by a member of the public who opened the emergency door.

The victim was taken to Lincoln Hospital, where he is said to be in stable condition. No one else was injured during the incident.

The two officers are in the 47th District.

“Not only was it inches from the third rail, but there was a train rapidly approaching the station. Officers sprang into action and without hesitation pulled it off the tracks,” the NYPD statement said.

In February, a similar incident occurred in which two officers saved a man who fell onto the tracks and hit his head.

In that case, officers used a member of the public, asking them to signal any approaching trains, telling them to stop when they reached the station in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan.

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