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Man Jumps Onto Subway Tracks, Saves The Life Of Complete Stranger

Commuters step off the subway (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Commuters step off the subway (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — After regularly warning his children about subway safety, an Upper West Side father saved a woman’s life in a daring rescue on Saturday.

Greg Wetzel, 40, jumped onto the tracks at the 72nd street station and saved the life of a 50-year-old woman, in front of his sons, aged 6 and 7, and his 4-year old daughter.

1010 WINS reporter Sonia Rincon spoke with Wetzel…

Wetzel saw commotion near the tracks where the woman had fallen. He lifted her up to the platform, where other passengers helped pull her to safety.

Wetzel told 1010 WINS reporter Sonia Rincon that he knew he needed to do something, when he saw the woman lying on the tracks.

“The decision was going to be either stay there and watch this happen, or do something about it,” he said.

Wetzel also credited the passengers who helped pull the woman up onto the platform.

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