SOMERVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS (FOX) – A group of Tufts freshman are being hailed heroes, after they jumped-in to help a man who fell on the subway tracks. Their heroic effort was all caught on tape.
Fox’s Drew Karedes has the story.
Student Eric Sinton said “It was a really big red flag when I saw him stumbling close to the edge. But it was very surreal just to sort of see him disappear from view and back onto the tracks.”
Seeing the video is dramatic enough for the group of Tufts University freshmen who were the only ones to see it first hand. There was little time to think and a dire urgency to do something.
Sinton added “I jumped down and I put my arm around and said let’s go you have to get up.”
Sinton spoke with FOX on Face-time from his family’s home in Ithaca New York, He talked about his courageous role of saving a stranger’s life back on St. Patrick’s Day.
Sinton stated “I’m probably never going to forget it. I haven’t been talking to a whole lot of people about it.”
Sinton said adrenaline compelled him to pull off his coat and hop down into the tracks inside Davis Station.
He said the man who had fallen appeared to be drunk and was moaning out that his ankle had been broken. That’s when his friend Russell jumped down to help. Sinton said “Russell and I are able to lift this guy up enough so to get his arms back up onto the platform.”
One of those friends said that a train came through just about a minute or two later.
The college buddies called 911 after getting the man out of harm’s way. And just before they went on their way to enjoy their last night out in the Boston area before heading home for spring break.
Sinton said “He thanked me. Once the paramedics got there and that’s what happened. I got a fist bump.”