Man rescued from North Station subway tracks

Three bystanders jumped into the train pit on the Orange Line tracks at North Station Wednesday night to rescue a 33-year-old Malden man, according to the MBTA.

A customer approached an MBTA employee at about 9 p.m. Wednesday to report that a man had fallen. Officials immediately directed all trains in the area to cease operations, said Joe Pesaturo, a T spokesman.

Within seconds of the man falling, three onlookers jumped onto the tracks and lifted him back onto the train platform, the MBTA said.


The man told the responding police officer that he did not remember being in the pit, and had consumed two drinks earlier in the night to celebrate passing the medical boards.

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He told police he did not remember anything else.

The man had no visible injuries and was conscious and alert when rescued. He was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with a minor head injury, Pesaturo said in an e-mail.

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