Category: Society / January 22, 2013 8:32 AM EST
Spanish police released CCTV footage on Monday (January 21) showing an off-duty policeman rescuing a woman who fainted and fell onto the rails at a Madrid metro station.
The unnamed 38-year-old policeman heard the impact of the body hitting the rails and immediately sprang into action.
An incoming train managed to stop on time because the driver realized there was problem when people ran frantically on the platform while others waved in the direction of the train signaling it to stop.
The woman, aged 52, was immediately attended to by a doctor who was at the station and subsequently by an emergency service team. The terrible accident occurred Monday afternoon in the Spanish capitol, Madrid.