James Esteve Ribas saved Thomas J. Fitzpatrick, Jr., from being killed by a train, Bronx, New York, December 13, 1971. Thomas, 15, high-school student, fell from a subway platform, struck his head on a rail, and lay across the track on which a train was approaching. James, 16, high-school student, jumped down from the opposite platform and made his way across two tracks and three electrified rails to Thomas, who, badly dazed, was trying to crawl from the path of the slowing train. With his foot, James propelled Thomas to beneath the platform overhang and then attempted to climb from the track onto the platform. The train struck Thomas’s heel and the right side of James, who sustained leg cuts. James was dragged 25 feet along the edge of the platform before the train stopped. Both Thomas and James recovered from their injuries.
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