Bystanders rescue man from Orange Line tracks at N. Station

Disregarding the danger, three bystanders jumped into the train pit on the Orange Line tracks Wednesday night at North Station to rescue a 33-year-old Malden man on the tracks, according to the MBTA.

A customer approached an MBTA employee at about 9 p.m. Wednesday to report that a man, had fallen, and MBTA officials immediately directed all trains in the area to cease operations, said MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo.

Within seconds of the man falling, three onlookers jumped onto the tracks and lifted him back onto the train platform.

The man told the responding police officer he did not remember being in the pit, and had consumed two drinks earlier in the night to celebrate passing his medical boards.


He told police he did not remember anything else.

The MBTA released dramatic surveillance video that showed the rescue.

The man had no visible injuries and was conscious and alert when rescued. He was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital suffering from a minor head injury, Pesaturo said in an e-mail.

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