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A Few Seconds From Death as Train Approaches

CCTV footage of frantic rescue attempt by off duty policeman and fellow commuters emerges after woman faints and falls onto a train line.

Spanish police have released a clip of the officer leaping onto the rails and rushing to the stricken woman's aid despite a train being due to arrive just seconds after her fall.

The unnamed 52-year-old woman fell head first onto the tracks after collapsing while waiting for a Madrid Metro train at the city's Marques de Vadilla station on Monday afternoon.

Some commuters rush to the platform edge desperate to help the woman who is seen lying prone on the rails, while others run off to find help.

But, without a seconds thought for his own safety, the unnamed 39-year-old policeman, who was stood at the other end of the platform, sprang into action.

He is seen leaping down onto the tracks close to the entrance of the metro tunnel and sprinting along

Added: Jan-22-2013 Occurred On: Jan-21-2013
By: Aussie
WTF, Other
Tags: off, duty, policeman, rescues, woman, from, train, track, spain,
Location: Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain (load item map)
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