On Line Rescue
“this afternoon I had the fright of my life. when my subway car pulled up at Broadview station I heard a faint voice call out “help, help me please”. it wasn’t coming from anyone in the car and after hearing it again I stood up and looked out on the platform. suddenly and all very quickly myself and the man beside me saw a man with a walking cane lying on the tracks.” The above was posted on Instagram along with a picture by a Ms Julia Caniglia; the tracks are those at Broadway Subway Station in Toronto, Canada; and the man pleading for help was a blind man who had fallen onto the rails and injured himself. Luckily for him, a fellow commuter came to the rescue. Without a thought for his own safety, the hero jumped onto the electric tracks and with the help of other passers-by managed to haul the man back onto the platform. Ms Caniglia continues, “without hesitation the man you see in this picture in the animal shirt jumped on to the tracks to pull him out. two other men showed up to help as well. thankfully this story has a happy ending.” Chances are it would not have been such a happy ending had it not been for a quick-thinking passenger who pressed a button cutting off the power to the rails. The life-savers all left the scene without giving their names but Ms Caniglia believes their bravery deserves to be recognised, “so please pass this photo around, these men need to be recognized as good Samaritan’s. If they hadn’t reacted so quickly, the outcome would have been horrific #ttc #torontolife #torontotransitcommission #heroes #torontothegood #goodnews.” Hopefully, Ms Caniglia’s appeal will do the trick and the men can be tracked down.