Video shows NYPD cops rescuing man struggling to climb platform after he fell onto Brooklyn subway tracks
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY: A nerve-wracking bodycam clip shows a man being rescued by NYPD cops from a Brooklyn subway track on Tuesday, December 20. The incident took place while the cops were patrolling the subway.
NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell shared the 24-second rescue video on Twitter that showed the officers patrolling the subway station at around 4 pm, running alongside the train platform Grant Avenue A as soon as they spotted a man struggling to climb onto the platform.
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A straphanger alerted the 75 Precinct officers Georin Duran and Irwin Luperon to the 50-year-old man on the tracks whose name is not yet revealed. In the video, it is seen that the cops immediately rushed to the worried man and grabbed his arms, hoisting him to safety.
Along with the video shared on Twitter, Sewell wrote: “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. Saving a fellow New Yorker — Truly NY’s Finest!”
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
According to the New York Post, the rescued man was then taken to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center. The cops confirmed that the man transported to the facility was in stable condition.
In a similar incident last month, a nick-of-the-time rescue footage was released by the NYPD that showed officers running from one side of the Manhattan train station towards a man fallen on the subway tracks seconds before a train sped to the station. The incident took place on November 24 when the 40-year-old man was rescued by cops who grabbed the man by his arms and legs, lifting him to the platform safely.
As the train was approaching the station, one of the cops who risked themselves in danger was unable to get back onto the platform, and the other officer who was providing medical assistance to the rescued passenger managed to lift the officer to safety. The 6 train reached the northbound tracks within four seconds after the man was rescued. The man hoisted from the tracks suffered injuries to his right hand and back and was then taken to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition.