Father-daughter team rescues man from subway tracks
TORONTO – Kaitie Dillon and her father Tom take the subway almost every day but last Saturday was a trip both of them will never forget after they leaped into action to save a person’s life.
“He had struck his head on the farthest rail, that’s where he split his head. There was a lot of blood,” said Kaitie Dillon. “I was absolutely terrified.”
The Dillons were at Yorkdale station when they saw a man laying face down unconscious on the tracks.
Witnesses who saw what happened say the passenger had a seizure, fell and hit his head.
“When we approached the platform, my dad immediately jumped down, no hesitation,” she said. “Just to see your dad jump down there, if your dad’s down there, you jump down too.”
As both of them weren’t sure when the next train would come barreling through, Kaitie and her dad hoisted him up while others on the platform pushed the subway emergency button.
A nursing student was also on the platform and helped performed CPR until EMS arrived.
Police say the injured man was then taken to hospital in stable condition.
Meanwhile, authorities are calling the father and daughter team heroes.
The Dillons say they are just ordinary people and hoped anyone else would have done the same.
Tom Dillon wrote a letter to the injured man which can be viewed below:
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