Man’s life saved after he was ‘found under Tube train’

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A man was rescued after quick thinking from police who found him under a Tube train.

The British Transport Police (BTP) said officers reacted quickly using first aid techniques at Stamford Hill station on Monday afternoon.

He was taken to hospital in a north London by paramedics, and his injuries remain life-threatening.

A tweet by the BTP said: ‘On Monday the team assisted with an incident of a person under a train at Stamford Hill station. 

‘Fantastic life-saving actions by BTP London officers using tourniquets.’

Tourniquets are tight bands that are tied around an arm or leg to stop bleeding from a serious wound.

They can be life-saving if used effectively, as they help prevent external bleeding.

They added: ‘More great work by [the London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade] ensured male was alive and taken to hospital.’

The BTP said in a statement to Metro.co.uk: ‘Officers were called to Stamford Hill railway station at 1.32pm on March 13 following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

‘Paramedics also attended, and a man was taken to a local hospital where he remains. His injuries are deemed life-threatening.

‘This incident is not being treated as suspicious.’

Elsewhere, an oblivious pedestrian was recently just inches away from being hit by a speeding train.

Footage captured by on board cameras, shows the man casually walking across the crossing in Runcorn, Cheshire.

The train, which was the London Euston to Glasgow service, was forced to come to an emergency stop so it didn’t hit the pedestrian after the man ignored red lights at the level crossing.

According to Network Rail, the maximum speed for trains on that section of line is 125mph.

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