You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

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.

Continue reading below

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.

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.

Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of