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article imageMadrid Metro: Woman rescued from tracks after faint

By Eileen Kersey     Jan 22, 2013 in Odd News
Madrid - A shocking video shows the moment a woman waiting on a train station platform, in Spain, faints, falling onto the tracks, as a train approaches.
Video footage has emerged which shows dramatic scenes at a Spanish Metro station. A woman faints, falling onto the tracks. She tumbles and falls like a 'lead ballon', as she goes into a dead faint. CCTV at the station, captured the events, including the woman's rescue by an off duty police officer, reports SkyNews.
The incident happened at one of Madrid's underground stations, the Marques de Vadilla. The woman is seen falling as she faints. Although not standing at the edge of the platform she somersaults as she falls, ending up on the tracks.
Others on the platform are clearly shocked and can be seen running about in an obvious panic, as they try to alert staff. They fall short of attempting a rescue. With a train rapidly approaching the situation looks as if it will end in tragedy, until an on the spot 'hero' saves the day.
An unnamed 38-year-old, off-duty, policeman quickly runs along the tracks and pulls the woman to safety. CCTV Footage of the dramatic incident has been revealed by Spanish police.
The train driver stops the train in the 'nick of time'. He was alerted by the amount of people running about on the platform as they tried to raise the alarm.
The 52-year-old woman was reportedly unharmed in the incident. A doctor who was at the station attended the scene. She continued her journey after the event, once the Doctor had assessed she was unharmed.
This is not the first such incident in Spain. In December 2010 the mailonline reported an off-duty officer rescuing a man from the tracks. In that case the man was drunk.
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