WATCH: Man Heroically Rescued After Falling On Train Tracks In Oakland

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In a spine-chilling incident caught on camera in California, a man was saved by a transit worker as he miss-stepped and fell on the train tracks.

Written By Jay Pandya | Mumbai | Updated On:
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In a spine-chilling incident caught on camera in California, a man was saved by a transit worker as he miss-stepped and fell on the train tracks. The dramatic rescue happened at the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station at the Oakland Coliseum after an NFL game Sunday between the Oakland Raiders and the Detroit Lions. The station was eventually packed with passengers when a man who was supposedly intoxicated as reported by CNN, stumbled across the yellow line and fell on the tracks. A BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) employee jumped to the man’s rescue and pulled him up in the nick of time. 

Watch the video here:

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Two men hugged each other after the incident

As informed by the BART spokeswoman, “The male didn’t move quickly enough so John grabbed him by the shoulders and pulled him up by rolling him over his body to safety.” Tony Badilla, a passenger who witnessed the episode, posted a video on Twitter of the two men hugging in the aftermath.

The employee John O’Conner told CNN “I just grabbed him and pulled him out... God pulled me there for a reason, I think,” “There wasn’t a lot of time to think.” added O’Conner. He’s a former Train Operator who was promoted to Transportation Supervisor.

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