In a swift response, two NYPD officers immediately intervened to assist an unresponsive individual who had fallen onto the subway tracks in Brooklyn. The incident occurred on July 3 at the Utica Avenue subway station in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.
The officers’ heroic rescue was captured on their body cameras and subsequently shared by NYPD News on Twitter. The man’s fall onto the tracks was the result of an undisclosed medical episode, and his identity remains unknown.
Officer Baez & Hall from the @nypd81pct took brave action to save a straphanger who fell on the subway tracks after he suffered a medical episode. Watch their amazing rescue on their bodycam footage. https://t.co/Ib8tb2hSR8 pic.twitter.com/S5MJzHU9tk— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) July 5, 2023
The cause of the man’s fall remains uncertain, but the body camera footage reveals the collaborative efforts of two NYPD officers, identified by the NYPD 81st Precinct as officers Baez and Hall. Working together, they successfully lifted the unresponsive individual from the tracks and safely transferred him back onto the train platform.
Following the incident, the NYPD 81st Precinct took to Twitter to express gratitude towards the two officers involved. They acknowledged and praised the officers for their quick thinking and prompt response, which ultimately resulted in the successful rescue of the man.
“When a male fell into the train tracks after having a medical episode, without hesitation Officers Baez and Hall jumped into the train tracks, placing themselves in a perilous situation, lifted the unresponsive adult over tracks onto the platform to safety,” the precinct wrote.