Hurray for this guy, who risked his life to save a kid on the train tracks:
Rescuer pins fallen teenager, as subway passes over them
POSTED: 9:50 a.m. EST, January 3, 2007
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wesley Autrey faced a harrowing choice, as he tried to rescue a teenager who had fallen off a platform onto a subway track in front of an approaching train: Struggle to hoist him back up to the platform in time, or take a chance on finding safety under the train.
At first, he tried to pull the young man up, but he was afraid he wouldn't make it in time and they would both be killed.
Full article (includes link to interview with the guy, a Vietnam vet): http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/01/03/sub....ap/index.html