Subway Hero - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/3/07

Subway Hero

I know this isn't healthy, it's not even smart, but I want to share it with you because it could make you feel good to know what someone did for a stranger.

Fifty-year-old Wesley Autry was standing at a subway stop in New York City Wednesday morning when he threw himself into a dramatic rescue, literally. An 18-year-old man fell onto the tracks apparently having a seizure. That's when Autry, a Navy veteran, dove onto the tracks to cover and protect him as an oncoming train passed over them both.

"Train comes and I have to make the decision whether or not to struggle to get him up onto the platform and dive for the gutter or just push him back, so my thing was to just push him back and lay on top of him," said Wesley Autry, the subway hero.

The subway hero kept the young man still until the train passed. Neither men was hurt. The teen's family told reporters later that they are amazed and grateful.

"I guess miracles do happen some times, don't they?" said Jeff Friedman, the victim's grandfather.  

Autry jumped on the tracks to save the teen while his two young daughters watched.

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