Heroic Sydney man jumps onto train tracks to save 18-month-old granddaughter
The 62-year-old man told police he let go of the stroller to chat
to the baby's mother. The platform’s slight slope led to the pram
rolling onto the tracks, Nine News reported.
Before the grandfather could collect himself, the pram holding his grandchild began to pick up speed, moving towards the train tracks.
The man chased it across the platform, with the baby's mother and
grandmother running after him. CCTV footage from another camera
at the station showed the stroller plummeting directly onto the
tracks, despite the man's actions to stop it. Wasting no time,
the man immediately jumped down after it, quickly lifting the
pram and granddaughter back onto the platform. The girl
reportedly only suffered cuts and bruises to her head.
Police praised the prompt actions of the child’s grandfather.
“[It was] heroic. He’s run down the tracks to the end of the platform,” Acting Inspector Paul Reynolds told Nine News.
“Baby [was] very lucky, grandfather just as lucky,” he added.