Straphanger gets burned saving fallen woman from electrified NYC subway

On July 19 around 10:40 a.m., 48-year-old Martina Pamplin was walking with her cane when she somehow fell off the platform at the Gunhill Road subway stop. When another woman initially tried to save her, she was burned by the electrified rail Pamplin was trapped under. Once the power was turned off on the rail, an NYPD cop and two other men jumped down onto the tracks and managed to pull the unconscious woman to safety.

    2016/07/22

NSFW    Everyday Heroes

THE BRONX, NEW YORK — A woman in the Bronx escaped near death thanks to the heroism of some good samaritans.

On July 19 around 10:40 a.m., 48-year-old Martina Pamplin was walking with her cane when she somehow fell off the platform. Victoria Owusu-Afriyie, a registered nurse, saw the woman fall and instinctively jumped down onto the subway track to help her. But when she went to grab Pamplin, electricity surged through her. Pamplin had fallen on the electrified third rail of the subway, and there was no way to help her.

Straphangers on the platform rushed to get the power turned off. Some tried to call 9-1-1, while others prayed. Once the power was turned off, an NYPD officer and two other good samaritans carefully hopped onto the subway tracks and were able to lift the unconscious woman to safety.

Martina Pamplin was rushed to hospital and her condition remains unknown.
Victoria Owusu-Afriyie, 46, initially tried to help a woman who’d fallen on the tracks, but got shocked by the electrified third rail the woman was lying on. ABC 7
Victoria Owusu-Afriyie, 46, initially tried to help a woman who’d fallen on the tracks, but got shocked by the electrified third rail the woman was lying on. ABC 7
After the electricity was turned off, a police officer and two good samaritans rescued Martina Pamplin, 48, from the tracks. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
After the electricity was turned off, a police officer and two good samaritans rescued Martina Pamplin, 48, from the tracks. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
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