Watch: Passengers make heroic rescue as man falls under train

Passenger on Southeastern train was not injured in the incident

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Chaotic scenes ensued at the station of quiet seaside town when a passenger fell onto live train tracks.

CCTV footage has recently surfaced showing the shocking moment a train passenger dropped between the train and the platform.

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A horrified onlooker immediately came to the man's aid, but can be seen to panic when she couldn't help retrieve the man by herself.

The quick-thinking train driver, who had yet to pull away from the platform, soon ran to help rescue the poor passenger during the incident on March 6, 2016.

Thankfully, it is understood the passenger was uninjured.

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CCTV shows the moment a train passenger dropped between the train and the platform

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The incident occurred on the Southeastern network at Broadstairs station in Kent

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A witness told Sun Online : "It was by pure chance the passenger was behind the gentleman and that she noticed him fall and was able to call for help.

"It's a really lucky escape. If no-one had noticed and the train had pulled away from the platform he could have been killed."

A Southeastern spokesman said:"Southeastern fully investigated the incident...taking into account all the relevant circumstances.

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The man went down between train tracks and the platform

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Onlookers rushed into help the man

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"We concluded that the train driver (seen wearing a woolly hat and scarf in the CCTV footage) identified the incident quickly and reacted appropriately, leaving his cab and going to the aid of the passenger who had fallen on the track.

"No health and safety regulations or procedures were breached and there was no risk of the train moving off. We use this video as a resource for training drivers to highlight the importance of being vigilant to safety issues which can develop very quickly.

"We were very pleased that the passenger was not badly injured."

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