A 10-year-old boy who was playing a video game on a Sony PlayStation Portable was so engrossed that he stepped off a subway platform and fell onto the tracks. The incident, which happened in Milan, Italy, was caught on video (shown here). An off-duty policeman jumped onto the tracks to rescue the boy.
"I just reacted with instinct," explained the rescuer, 23-year-old Alessandro Micalizzi, according to the Daily Mail UK. "I saw him go over and he was lying on the track so I just jumped down, grabbed him and carried him to the platform. He was crying and shocked but other than that he was OK." Though there was no oncoming train, there was one due within a minute, so real peril was never too far off.
"It was only afterwards when I heard the other passengers clapping and cheering that I stopped and thought about what I had done and my heart was in my throat," said Micalizzi in the Daily Mail.
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