Man hailed as hero in subway rescue
Updated: Friday, March 29 2013, 08:46 PM EDT
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Police are calling a man a hero for jumping onto subway tracks to help a man who fell off the platform, and the whole thing was caught on camera.
Christopher Knafelc was waiting for a train in Philadelphia on Thursday, when he saw a man walk off the platform and fall on the tracks.
He jumped onto the tracks, knowing that another train would be arriving in a few minutes, and he held the man's head and neck stable until firefighters arrived.
The oncoming trains were, of course, stopped.
Investigators don't know why the man fell on the tracks, but he is listed in stable condition at a hospital.