SECAUCUS, N.J. (CBSMiami) — A New Jersey Transit officer has been hailed a hero after rescuing a man who was lying on the train tracks in Secaucus, CBS New York reported.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Warming Trend Continues This Week
Video from Friday, August 26th, showed Officer Victor Ortiz below the platform struggling to help the man get off the tracks.
Just seconds after he’s finally pulled from the track, the train rushes by.READ MORE: Pari-Mutuels Fire Back At Seminoles In Gambling Appeal
“NJ Transit could not be more proud of Victor Ortiz and of the New Jersey Transit Police Department and we hope this serves as a stark reminder of what these men and women do every single day to keep us safe throughout this state,” NJ Transit said in a statement Sunday.MORE NEWS: Three Killed, Six Injured In Michigan School Shooting, 15-Year-Old Suspect In Custody
Police did not say why the man was on the tracks.