Associated Press Release
ATLANTA (AP) -- A man who tumbled onto railroad tracks as a commuter train approached says he's grateful for the efforts of a police officer and passengers, who formed a human chain to rescue him in Atlanta.
Surveillance video shows one rescuer holding the legs of another as bystanders worked to pull 50-year-old Kenneth Hunter to safety shortly after 5 p.m. Monday at the MARTA Five Points Station.
The video shows Hunter stumbling off the platform and into the track area a few feet below.
Rob Roberts of Warren, Mich., tells WXIA-TV (http://on.11alive.com/15fkckp ) that he heard screams, then jumped onto the tracks and helped to lift Hunter toward the platform as other passengers above helped to pull him up. A MARTA police officer also radioed for power to be cut, then jumped into the track area.