Joe Wayne Wheeldon saved Dennis A. Fisher from being struck by a train, Lansing, Michigan, August 4, 1992. Fisher, 30, lay dazed on a railroad track as a freight train approached. Wheeldon, 27, who lived near the scene, was alerted to the situation and ran to the track. Although the train was in emergency braking, the front of the lead locomotive bore down on Fisher as Wheeldon approached, leaned over him into the path of the train, and seized him by his clothing. The train was just seconds away when Wheeldon yanked Fisher off the track, and it continued for about 800 feet before stopping.
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