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Man rescued after falling onto subway tracks at Rector Street

Firefighters rescued a man who had fallen into the tracks at the Rector Street 1 station on Monday night.

subway Credit: Miles Dixon

Firefighters rescued a man who had fallen onto the tracks at the Rector Street 1 station on Monday night.

The fire department received a call at 10:38 p.m. about an unconscious person on the tracks at the Rector Street 1 station last night.

FDNY officials said they were able to get the man from the tracks to the platform, and emergency medical personnel rushed him to Bellevue Hospital.

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He was listed in serious condition, they said. It is not known how he fell. Fire officials believe a Good Samaritan saw him on the tracks and called 911.

The MTA confirmed that the man was not hit by a train. Service for the 1 train was stopped at Chambers Street until about 11:05 p.m. so that the FDNY could rescue the fallen man.

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