Police officer pulls man off tracks moments before speeding train arrives

Man resisted officer's efforts to save him at New Jersey station

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Rescue On NJ TRANSIT Tracks

The moment a police officer heroically pulled a man from the train tracks just seconds before an oncoming train pulled into the station in New Jersey was captured on CCTV.

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NJ Transit officer Victor Ortiz climbed down to the platform in Secaucus after reports of a man lying on the tracks on Friday.

According to CBS Local, the man struggled as Ortiz tried to help him but was eventually pulled out of danger.

"At that point he's like, 'I just want to die, I just want to die,'" Ortiz explained. "He pretty much went down on his knees and down on his arms. At that point I said, 'You're not going to die, you're not going to die.'"

Ortiz, 41, told ABC13 that there was a moment that the man pulled him in.

"And at that point I said to myself, 'I'm going to let go, because this guy's gonna take me with him'," he said.

Once the man was off the tracks, he was given medication.