Daring Rescue: Man in Wheelchair Falls on Train Tracks

Daring Rescue: Man in Wheelchair Falls on Train Tracks

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When a man rolled off the platform and onto the train tracks yesterday around 1:00pm, one man jumped right in after him, and another soon followed.

When the man, who was believed to have fallen asleep in his motorized wheelchair, went onto the tracks, many people ran over to look, but only one, Dr. David Silverberg, jumped in after him.

“I just kind of took a quick look to see if the train was coming. I’ve got a nine-year-old so I didn’t want to get killed and leave her without a father,” Dr. Silverberg told the CBC.

When he called out to another man for help, that man jumped down right away.

Between the two of them, they were able to hoist him and his wheelchair out, and then get themselves “the heck off.”

Dr. Silverberg said he was just “doing what he had to do.”

We disagree—in this situation, nobody ever really knows what to do as the seconds tick by.

To us, you’re a hero.

(WATCH the video below or READ the story from the CBC)

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