Feb 19, 2013 3:27 PM by Elaine Sheridan

Air Force Academy Cadet saves man in NYC

An Air Force Academy Cadet is being called a hero in New York after saving a man who fell off a platform onto subway tracks, barely avoiding the next train rolling into the station.

22-year old cadet, Garrett O'Hanlon and two other men jumped onto the tracks to rescue the stranger after the man hit his head and stumbled onto the tracks. The next train was schedule to arrive in in one minute.

"I looked over and saw him down there, and everyone started to scream," the Air Force cadet, originally from Dallas told NBC New York Monday. "After that, it was almost like a blur, it happened so quickly."

Seeing O'Hanlon struggle with the unresponsive and bleeding man, the two other men jumped into to help.

O'Hanlon said the man was heavy and he couldn't lift him alone.

The three men were still struggling to lift the man on the tracks onto the platform when other men pitched in.

"The people on the platform were pulling him up, pulling us up," said O'Hanlon. "It was like collaboration of teamwork."

The three heroes got up just in time. First responders rushed the unconscious man to a hospital. His condition was unclear.

Today O'Hanlon is back at the Air Force Academy.



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