A heart-pumping video shows a utility worker bravely saving the life of a man who ended up on the subway tracks in New York City on Saturday evening.
According to the Associated Press, Jonathan Kulig, a 29-year-old engineer with Consolidated Edison, jumped onto the tracks to help a man who landed in between rails — a courageous move that came seconds before a subway came barreling in.
The entire ordeal — from the rescue to the arrival of the train — was captured on cell phone video by a 15-year-old named Parker Van de Graaf, with Kulig being credited with helping save the young man’s life.
Watch the rescue below:
The victim was later taken to the hospital, the New York Daily News reported.
“It was very scary,” Parker told the outlet. “My mother and I were right there, and the first to see him fall. We were freaking out and asking for help.”
Kulig also told the Daily News about how he came to get involved in the rescue, noting that he was on his way to work on Saturday night when he heard commotion. And that’s when he saw what happened and immediately decided to spring into action.
“I had my escape plan. I knew where to walk, where not to walk,” he told the outlet. “I made sure that there was a path for me to go to. I kind of looked while I leaped, if you will.”
Kulig also appeared on “Good Day New York” on Tuesday morning, explaining that he made the decision to help the man when he realized the victim didn’t have much time.
Watch that interview below:
He also revealed that he had to rush from the other side of the tracks to reach the man for the last-minute rescue.
The cause of the man’s fall is unclear.
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