Man in wheelchair rescued after falling onto Manhattan subway tracks

October 22, 2013 6:56:51 PM PDT
There was a dramatic rescue in a Manhattan subway station, after a man in a wheelchair tumbled onto the tracks.

It happened just before 6 Tuesday night on the East Side, at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue.

The man, a double amputee, accidentally rolled off the subway platform.

Several bystanders jumped down onto the tracks to pull him to safety.

Police say the man was not seriously hurt. He was taken to a hospital to be checked out.