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Hero Grandfather Leaps In Front Of Speeding Train To Save Baby Girl

by : UNILAD on : 07 Jul 2015 13:08

A heroic grandfather risked his life by jumping into the path of a speeding freight train to save his granddaughter.

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CCTV footage has emerged of the dramatic moment at Wentworthville station in Sydney, Australia when the man’s 18-month-old grandchild’s buggy rolled away from him and crashed face-first onto the train tracks.

Immediately leaping into action, the 62-year-old ran and jumped onto the tracks, lifting the child and stroller onto the platform to her mother and grandmother, as a train raced towards him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmldEZB__lw

The man was unable to climb back up onto the platform himself so, as the train sounded its horn in warning, he sprinted for his life down the tracks.

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Thankfully, he made it to the top of the platform and out of the way of the train, with seconds to spare.

Speaking to Nine News, acting inspector Paul Reynolds, said:

Baby – very lucky. Grandfather – just as lucky!

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