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Dramatic footage shows a man being rescued just in time after falling on the subway tracks
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A man who uses a wheelchair fell onto the tracks in a New York City subway station on Wednesday afternoon. A CBS New York writer was at the scene of the incident and says that people rushed to save the man after they heard him "whimpering."

It's unclear why the man fell onto the tracks.

A brave rescuer risked his life by jumping on the tracks to get the man to safety knowing that the train would come barreling in at any second. The footage is even more dramatic because you can hear the station's PA system announce that the train is on its way.


But the frantic rescuers beat the clock and were able to pull the man to safety about 10 seconds before the train arrived at the platform.

The good Samaritans that helped the man have yet to be identified. The man who was rescued was taken to Bellevue hospital and is in stable condition.

A lot of people who saw the video on Twitter thought it was a great example of how when the going gets tough, New Yorkers are there for each other.

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