A dramatic video showing a Chicago man risking his life to rescue an unconscious man on som train tracks has gone viral.
Truly, not all heroes wear capes. In the case of 20-year-old Anthony Perry, heroes wore hoodies.
Anthony was hailed a hero after he saved a man who got electrocuted and fell unconscious on the train tracks. According to reports, two men were fighting near the 69th Street Red Line station in Chicago.
Unfortunately, one man got electrocuted by the third rail and fell unconscious on the tracks. Many onlookers watched, but only Anthony was brave enough to jump down.
Anthony lifted the man’s body off the rail and administered CPR with the help of a bystander. He shared with ABC7 News that he felt the electricity but it didn’t stop him from saving the victim. The man who fell onto the tracks was rushed to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
“I was hoping I could just grab him and not feel nothing, but I felt a little shock. I felt it all through my body actually. I didn’t let that stop me,” he said.
An awesome reward for heroism
With the help of Chicago philanthropist and businessman Early Walker, Anthony was honored for his bravery. He was initially given a gift card for gas. Anthony thanked Walker but said he wouldn’t be able to use it since he commuted every day and didn’t have a car.
So, the real reward was presented. Anthony was gifted with a brand new car, a 2008 Audi A6.
The philanthropist said Anthony’s act of bravery is something worth celebrating. He added that he hopes more people will be like Anthony in times of distress.
He told the young man, “We just wanted to honor you. We wanted to literally show our appreciation because we need more people like you. We need more Anthonys in the world.”
To watch the dramatic video, you can view it on SubXNews via Twitter:
CTA rider Anthony Perry is being hailed as a hero after pulling an electrocuted man off the train tracks at the 69th Street Red Line station. (video from Facebook user Tavi Ghee June 5 at 4:38 PM)https://t.co/90e2yCKce4 pic.twitter.com/To7zcC0ixe
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