'Hero' jumps on tracks to save man

2013-03-29 18:47

Philadelphia - Transit police in Philadelphia are calling a local man a hero for jumping onto subway tracks to help a man who fell off the platform.

Thirty-two-year-old Christopher Knafelc was waiting for a train in north Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon when he saw a man walk off the platform and fall on the tracks.

He jumped onto the tracks to help the man, knowing that another train would be arriving in a few minutes.

He held the man's head and neck stable until firefighters arrived. Train traffic was halted.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Police Chief Thomas J Nestel III says Knafelc is a hero.

Nestel says investigators don't know what caused the man to fall on the tracks.

He was taken to a hospital and listed in stable condition.

  • Khuliso_Ramaano - 2013-03-29 18:57

    Awesome stuff.

  • Justin Rose - 2013-03-29 19:09

    Get that guy on Jay Leno

  • Juan Retief - 2013-03-29 20:55

    Is this what news24 scrapes out... Really guys this is P for Pathetic!!

  • Andre Krige - 2013-03-29 22:05

    I find it quite a relieve to hear a positive story for once , however trivial ...

  • Jo.Davies123 - 2013-03-29 23:20

    Why is hero in inverted commas?

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