Dramatic train rescue caught on video

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Posted on July 3, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 3 at 2:43 PM

(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.

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