Moment Chicago commuter, 20, leaps onto subway tracks to rescue man who had fallen onto electrified third rail after a brawl and pulled him to safety: ‘I could feel the shocks through my body but it didn’t stop me’
- Anthony Perry, 20, was stepping off of a train when he saw the man lying with his head against the third rail and 600 volts of electricity coursing through his body
- Perry acted immediately, and despite being shocked himself, managed to pull the man to safety
- With the help of a witness, Perry was able to administer CPR and keep the man alive until emergency services arrived
- The man who was electrocuted is in serious condition at the University of Chicago Hospital
- Police are investigating what led to the man falling on to the tracks with witnesses alleging he spat on another commuter and instigated the fight
- A local Chicago community leader honored Perry at a ceremony on Wednesday and even gifted him a car
By PAUL FARRELL FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and ASSOCIATED PRESS
PUBLISHED: 19:24 EDT, 9 June 2022 | UPDATED: 08:32 EDT, 10 June 2022
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A 20-year-old Chicago man is being celebrated as a hero after he leaped into action to save the life of a man who fell on the subway’s potentially deadly third electrified rail.
Anthony Perry, 20, was honored in a ceremony on Wednesday by a local community leader who awarded him a new car for his heroism.
Perry told WGN TV about the moment he saved the man’s life: ‘I don’t think I was thinking about what could happen to me at the moment. It was more of what do I have to do to make the situation peaceful. I felt a little shock. I felt it all over my body actually, and then I just didn’t let that stop me.’
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Great love hath no man …
Call it “courage” (the ability to do something that frightens one), “bravery” (showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficulty), or “nerve” (presumptuous audacity). Whatever you want to label it, this man risked his own life to save another.
Like always, everyone else just stood around frozen or videoing. But then there are some, who some how some way, act! Perhaps, not thinking but just reacting to do the “right thing”.
After all the bad press about Chicago and killings, Perry said: ‘Good does win. Good always wins.’
Hope I can save a life sometime.