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Old 01-03-2007, 01:13 PM   #16
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I would think for the majority of people it is the fear factor that holds them back-the fear paralyzes you, and you fear for your own life and safety, and you can't think clearly because of it. I still can't believe that most people couldn't care less, I think most people still do.

I guess if you've been through Vietnam or any other war, fear is easier to deal with. You have to act in war in spite of what at times must be unimaginable fear.
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^ I'd agree with that in a dangerous situation like this, however concerning many others (like when the man first started convulsing, for instance--which BTW, you should actually not put objects in seizuring people's mouths)...
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...that much can be remedied by taking a basic first aid/CPR/AED course, which in the US can be done through a local Red Cross chapter. It takes only one day of your time (you do have to get recertified periodically--every 3 years for basic first aid, annually for CPR) and it costs only about $40. That is such invaluable knowledge to have; I wish everyone was required to do it.
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Old 01-03-2007, 02:08 PM   #18
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Here in Germany you are required to take a First Aid course before you can get your driver's license.

That's pretty good, but they should make it mandatory to take the course again every few years. You take this course once, and even a few years later you forgot more or less everything.
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Old 01-03-2007, 07:02 PM   #19
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I just saw a clip about this on the news and he said he had a tough time sleeping last night because of all the thoughts running through his head. I couldn't help but laugh when he said one of those thoughts was "That was kinda stupid." Still he said he'd do it again.
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Old 01-03-2007, 07:11 PM   #20
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If I saw that happen. I would probably do the same even if it meant me pushing him under the platform.
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Dunno what I'd do. Glad he found out, though!
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I would try to save him or her, but would probably be to late, or end up getting myself or the 2 or us seriously injuried or killed. Or maybe not, I don't know.
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Donald Trump is supposedly giving him 10 grand, and the school that Cameron goes to gave him 5,000 and two 5,000 scholarships. David Letterman wants him on his show, I think he's on tonight.

He met Cameron's father yesterday and kissed him at the news conference. I just get the feeling there is something special about Wesley Autrey.




Autrey gave this account: He was in the station in upper Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon when Hollopeter, also waiting on the platform, seemed to collapse during a seizure. Autrey used a pen to get Hollopeter's tongue out of his throat. Hollopeter stood up, then staggered and fell between the tracks.

As the train neared, Autrey pinned Hollopeter in the trough by lying on top of him, face to face. But the student kept struggling. "Don't move!" Autrey said. "Or one of us is going to lose a leg."

Subway car brakes screeched. One car passed overhead, then a second. Then came silence, followed by the wailing from the platform of his daughters, who'd just seen their father run over.

"We're OK," Autrey yelled to bystanders on the platform. "I got two daughters up there. Let 'em know their father's OK!"

"Who are you?" asked Hollopeter.

"Someone who saved your life," replied Autrey.

They waited 20 minutes until technicians turned off power on the subway's high-voltage third rail and were helped out.

Hollopeter remained hospitalized Wednesday in stable condition, recovering from cuts and bruises.

A relative, Jeff Friedman, told reporters that although Hollopeter is quite talented, "even he couldn't write the screenplay any better."

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It's a great week to be a hero in New York City!


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Passers-by catch tumbling toddler


NEW YORK (AP) -- Two passers-by rescued a toddler who fell four stories, scrambling to catch him as he tumbled from a fire escape, police said.

Julio Gonzalez, 43, and Pedro Nevarez, 40, saw 3-year-old Timothy Addo dangling from a Bronx building on Thursday, police said. The boy had crawled out of a window when his baby sitter briefly took her eyes off of him, police said.

"He was hanging on for dear life," Gonzalez said.

Hearing people in the building scream for help as the boy's grip weakened, the men rushed over to position themselves under the fire escape to catch him. (Watch man describe his life-saving catch)

"No one came," Nevarez said. "We knew it was up to us."

The boy tumbled and hit Nevarez in the chest so hard he knocked him off balance, but he bounced into Gonzalez' arms.

Timothy was treated at the hospital for a cut on his forehead.

"He's fine. He's happy. He's smiling," said his mother, 26-year-old Katrina Cosme, who was working at the time of the accident.

Police talked to the baby sitter, and an investigation was continuing Friday, Detective John Sweeney said.

The crucial catch came two days after a bystander threw himself onto a Manhattan subway track to save a man who had fallen, and a day after three police officers delivered a baby on a Brooklyn subway platform.

"This is the week of heroes in New York," Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.
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David Letterman wants him on his show, I think he's on tonight.[/IMG]
That's what I would hate after doing something like this.

You just wanted to save somebody, and after that you don't get a brake from reporters and others asking you to come to their show, give an interview or do something else.

From what I've seen here in the Berlin subway, you couldn't do something like this at most parts of the tracks.
There is just no space.
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NEW YORK - A man's daring rescue of a teen who fell on the subway tracks earned him the unique title "the hero of Harlem" on Thursday, plus $10,000 from Donald Trump and a trip to Disney World.

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg bestowed the title upon Wesley Autrey as he presented him with the city's highest award for civic achievement, calling the 50-year-old construction worker "a great man — a man who makes us all proud to be New Yorkers."

Past recipients of the Bronze Medallion have included Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali and Willie Mays. The last honoree was Housing Authority employee Felix Vasquez, who caught a baby thrown from a burning building in 2005.

On Tuesday, Autrey saw Cameron Hollopeter, a 19-year-old film student, suffering a seizure while waiting for a train. After stumbling down the platform, Hollopeter, of Littleton, Mass., fell onto the tracks with a train on its way into the station.

Autrey, traveling with his two young daughters, said something needed to be done and he thought: "I'm the only one to do it."

He jumped down to the tracks, a few feet below platform level, and rolled with the young man into a drainage trough between the rails as the southbound No. 1 train came into the 137th Street/City College station.

Some train cars passed over Autrey and Hollopeter with only a couple of inches to spare, but neither man suffered any harm from the incident. Hollopeter, hospitalized for his medical condition, was in stable condition Thursday.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Executive Director Elliot Sander called Autrey's action "a death-defying act of bravery. We truly have not seen anything like this. ... He was at the right place at the right time and did the right thing."

After the City Hall ceremony, a limousine whisked Autrey — who also received a year's worth of free subway rides — to a meeting with Trump, who presented him with $10,000.

He also has received $2,500 from the New York Film Academy to start a scholarship fund for his children, and tickets and a backstage tour to the Broadway musical "The Lion King."

Autrey, who did the morning news show circuit on Thursday and taped a David Letterman appearance later in the day, will be flown to Los Angeles for an appearance next week on Ellen DeGeneres' show.

As for his new celebrity, he concluded, "good things happen when you do good."
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