Michael Alan Maddigan helped attempt to save Walter Macomber from being struck by a train, Boston, Massachusetts, August 31, 1982. Macomber, 26, fell to between the rails of a subway track. Maddigan, 24, computer operator, and another man jumped from the platform, lifted Macomber from the track, and attempted to put him back onto the platform. As a train entered the station, Macomber slipped from their grasp and fell beside the track. Maddigan narrowly escaped being struck by the train by climbing a ladder to the platform. Macomber was severely injured when he was struck by the train, but he survived. The other man was killed.
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