A New Jersey Transit police officer is being hailed as a hero after rescuing a man who was lying on the train tracks in Secaucus last week.
According to authorities, New Jersey Transit officer Victor Ortiz climbed down from the platform at the terminal in Secaucus after reports of a man lying in the tracks on Friday, Aug. 26.
CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported Ortiz followed the man he saw exiting the train on the platform as the man ran and jumped on the tracks.
Officials say the man struggled against Ortiz’ attempts to help him, but was eventually pulled out of danger.
Video of the incident shows Ortiz pulling the man from danger seconds before an oncoming train pulls into the station.
“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,” New Jersey Transit said in a statement Sunday.