Kyle Busquine has been identified as one of the Good Samaritans who helped the man back up to the westbound platform at Broadview station in Toronto on Thursday afternoon, having heard a faint cry while waiting for a train.
The 24-year-old landscaper told CBC that he heard someone repeatedly call help in a tone that was filled with fear.
He spotted the man alongside his walking stick and was able to pull him to safety with the help of two other men, who witnesses to the dramatic incident are hoping come forward to receive the recognition they deserve.
Mr Busquine said there was no way he would have been able to save the man by himself, and was keen to thank the men who helped him.
They did a great job for coming down and helping out, he added.
Sometimes you just are where you need to be. I truly think that everything happened for a reason for sure and I’m just happy everything played out how it did.
It was the right thing to do, the human thing to do, to help someone else in need.
It was an Instagram post from someone who witnessed the rescue that helped identify Mr Busquine.
Julie Caniglia uploaded a photo to the social media platform alongside an account of what happened.
She also posted it to Facebook, where it has been shared more than 32,000 times and attracted almost 50,000 likes.
Ms Caniglia wrote that the incident had given her the fright of my life.
When my subway car pulled up at Broadview station I heard a faint voice call out ‘help, help me please’, she said.
It wasn’t coming from anyone in the car and after hearing it again I stood up and looked out on the platform. Suddenly and all very quickly, myself and the man beside me saw a man with a walking cane lying on the tracks.
He is blind and had fallen and injured himself. Without hesitation the man you see in this picture in the animal shirt jumped into the tracks to pull him out.
Thankfully, two other men showed up to help as well and this story has a happy ending.
She ended the post with an appeal for people to share the photo in hope of identifying the three men, with people commenting to laud them as heroes, righteous, and magnificent.
According to Canadian media reports, the man who fell onto the tracks suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital after receiving treatment from paramedics.
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