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NYC subway hero says he did 'what I had to do'

Good Samaritan credited with saving man's life

 

The man being credited with saving a stranger who fell onto a New York City subway track just before a train pulled into the station says he did what he had to do.

Jonathan Kulig told Fox News' "Happening Now" he was on his way to work as a Con Edison engineer when he noticed someone moving on the tracks and he immediately jumped into action.

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"While I was jumping, I was kind of planning this," Kulig told Fox News' Julie Banderas. "I jumped down, hopped over the rails, picked him up, once I got him on the platform there was a woman there that pulled him away from the edge and as soon as I could I got out of there myself."

The 29-year-old said he had just recently taken safety training with Metro North railroad so he knew exactly how to handle the situation.

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"I was able to identify where the hazards were and come up with safe zone to go to just in case I couldn't get out of there," said Kulig.

But Kulig says despite the life or death situation he managed to stay cool under pressure.

"I did what I had to do."

A minute after the daring rescue a subway train rumbled into the station. The incident occurred around 8:45 p.m. last Saturday.

The rescued man remains unidentified. Emergency crews rushed him to a hospital.

Fox News' Julie Banderas The Associated Press contributed to this report.