3 men jump on tracks in NYC to help stranger

NEW YORK — 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 rescue happened Sunday at Columbus Circle in Manhattan. A man in his 20s hit his head and stumbled onto the tracks.

Officials said 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.

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

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

In December, a man was rescued by a fellow passenger after falling from a subway platform at a station in lower Manhattan.

Fifty-five people died last year in New York after they fell, jumped, or were pushed onto the tracks, the most in five years, officials said.


Since December, two New York subway riders were pushed to their deaths by strangers.

In addition, a woman stumbled and fell onto the tracks, a man was killed when he fell while walking between cars, and another was killed after apparently jumping under a train at Times Square.

Associated Press