3 men jump on subway tracks in NYC to help stranger

3 men jump on subway tracks in NYC to help stranger

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: A New York City subway enters a station while en route into Manhattan during the morning commute on September 9, 2011 in New York City. Security is being tightened in New York and Washington, DC following the detection of a possible terror threat tied to the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. New York City and the nation are preparing for the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on lower Manhattan, which resulted in the deaths of 2,753 people at the World Trade Center. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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Posted on February 18, 2013 at 1:53 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Three good Samaritans in New York City jumped onto subway tracks after a stranger fell, hoisting the man to safety before a train rolled into the station.

The New York Post reports (http://bit.ly/Vq9z9Y) it happened Sunday at Columbus Circle in Manhattan. A man in his 20s hit his head and stumbled onto the tracks.

The newspaper says the next train was supposed to arrive in two minutes when Garrett O'Hanlon jumped onto the tracks.

Seeing his struggle, Dennis Codrington jumped in, too. So did Matt Foley. The three worked quickly as the train approached.

Riders waiting on the platform helped lift the man. The three men got up just in time.

First responders rushed the unconscious man to a hospital. His condition was unclear.

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