- Associated Press - Friday, May 1, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - Transit officials say a visually impaired man fell onto the subway tracks at Park Street Station in Boston and was rescued by fellow travelers who pulled him back up onto the platform.

Officials with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority say the man fell onto the Red Line tracks shortly before 10 a.m. Friday. Authorities say he appeared to make contact with the electrified third rail, but wasn’t seriously hurt.

The man was brought to Tufts Medical Center as a precaution and was discharged.

Subway surveillance video shows the man walk onto the yellow warning part of the platform, lose his balance and fall onto the tracks. Two people on the platform pulled him back up, and a third person jumped onto the tracks to help.

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