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Ret. Marine Risks Life to Save Fallen Man on Train Tracks

Ret. Marine Risks Life to Save Fallen Man on Train Tracks

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WTOP.com

October 21, 2010

ARLINGTON, Va. – Metro has released a video of a man who jumped onto the tracks to save a complete stranger in August.

The video shows a man who has a medical emergency falling onto the tracks at the Virginia Square-GMU station.

As people on both sides of the tracks are seen waving to get the attention of Metro workers, the good Samaritan — retired Marine Lt. Col. Dimas Pinzon — is on the opposite tracks.

He could hear somebody yelling, “Get off the tracks. Get off the tracks.”

Pinzon, 57, says he saw an oncoming train slowing down. He decided to jump down and cross over both rail lines to get to the ill man.

“You just don’t think. You just do,” Pinzon tells Channel 4.

Another man also jumped down to help but turned back.

With the help of another man on the platform, Pinzon hoisted the ill man up.

“The guy needed help. You just go out and do it,” he says.

If either man had stepped on the third rail, he could have been killed.

(Copyright 2010 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)

Here’s the video Metro released:


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    caleigh1989

    over 3 years ago

    184 Comments

    Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SEMPER FI Marine (I love Marines!) :)

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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    Vet alive...Been in that station tkes gut to walk accross those line...

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Way to answer the call

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    LAWMANTUKES

    almost 4 years ago

    6976 Comments

    Would you expect anything less from a Marine..?? SEMPER FI..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    djs2v

    almost 4 years ago

    5628 Comments

    Outstanding!!! Semper Fi!!

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    fnmc22

    almost 4 years ago

    212 Comments

    "HOORAH"!!!

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    lkdavis71

    almost 4 years ago

    1066 Comments

    Well done sir. Always a hero. Semper Fi !!!

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    DALLASCRANE

    almost 4 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Hero...... Simper Fi.........

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    KAICHARESE

    almost 4 years ago

    2762 Comments

    GREAT JOB

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    Sheepdog267

    almost 4 years ago

    1530 Comments

    Excellent job, Lieutenant Colonel Pinzon!

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    biggunz2001

    almost 4 years ago

    142 Comments

    Hoorah marine, I wonder how hard it was for him to get back to his side of the tracks?

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    IowaNinersFan

    almost 4 years ago

    20840 Comments

    Congrats on a job well done sir. Thank you for your service to this country and the community.

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    MeanStreets949

    almost 4 years ago

    2318 Comments

    Great job. Glad everyone got out of that safely.

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    hdl28711

    almost 4 years ago

    88 Comments

    Outstanding. Retired Marines Rock!

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    hotmomperez03

    almost 4 years ago

    1898 Comments

    OH WAO
    god bless u all the way..

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