Newly released surveillance video captures the dramatic rescue of a man who tumbled onto railroad tracks as a subway train approached. Bystanders at Atlanta's Five Points Station formed a human chain to rescue him. (AP / Marta) By Bryce Moore
(AP) - A man who tumbled onto railroad tracks as a commuter train approached says he's grateful for the efforts of a police officer and passengers, who formed a human chain to rescue him in Atlanta.
Surveillance video shows one rescuer holding the legs of another as bystanders worked to pull 50-year-old Kenneth Hunter to safety shortly after 5 p.m. Monday at the MARTA Five Points Station.
The video shows Hunter stumbling off the platform and into the track area a few feet below.
A bystander said that he heard screams, then jumped onto the tracks and helped to lift Hunter toward the platform as other passengers above helped to pull him up. A MARTA police officer also radioed for power to be cut, then jumped into the track area.