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Heart-stopping moment ‘drunk’ man stumbles onto railway tracks


Heart-stopping moment ‘drunk’ man stumbles onto railway tracks as onlookers desperately try to save him from oncoming high-speed train

  • **Exclusive**Footage shows man jump down on to tracks at a station in London
  • Bystander tries to reach down to pull the man up and narrowly misses being hit
  • ‘Everyone somehow walked away unharmed’, said family member of witness 










A ‘drunk’ man has been filmed leaping down onto the railway tracks before onlookers desperately tried to save him from an oncoming high-speed train.

Footage of the heart-stopping moment the man jumped down onto the tracks has been shared exclusively with MailOnline.

It shows the man staggering along the platform at Belvedere railway station in south-east London at 10.30pm on Saturday.

The man, who appears to be topless and carrying a bottle, then leaps down onto the tracks but falls and rolls on the wooden beams.

A collective gasp of shock can be heard echoing around the station platforms surrounding the tracks as an onlooker shouts ‘oh my God get him up’.

The man jumped onto the tracks

A man who tried to rescue him had to be pulled back

Footage of the heart-stopping moment the man jumped down onto the tracks has been shared exclusively with MailOnline

As those on the platform realise a train is hurtling towards the man, he appears to roll to a safe space closest to the platform.

Another man puts out his hand to try to save him, but has to be pulled back to safety as he risked being hit by the train himself.

‘Everyone somehow walked away unharmed’, according to the person who captured the video.

They asked not to be named, but said: ‘The man was on the platform and he was a bit drunk and I’ve seen him shouting at himself so I thought I’d get my phone out to record him in a drunk state just for my friends. 

‘The next thing I knew he jumped on a train track. I have no idea what was going through his head. 

‘Once he realised he tried to get up. Me and some others ran towards him but within seconds the train was approaching.’

Another man puts out his hand to try to save him, but has to be pulled back to safety as he risked being hit by the train himself

Another man puts out his hand to try to save him, but has to be pulled back to safety as he risked being hit by the train himself

The man, who appears to be topless and carrying a bottle, then leaps down onto the tracks but falls and rolls on the wooden beams

The man, who appears to be topless and carrying a bottle, then leaps down onto the tracks but falls and rolls on the wooden beams

The filmer said those on the platform had ‘no idea what we’d see’ after the train had passed over the man.

They added: ‘We all looked at each other as if to say who was going to look first. I looked over. I was the first person to look and he was crouched up in a fetal position and he was alive and completely unharmed. 

‘I made sure I saw him get out. They turned the electrics off and then he got up and was standing and once I saw he was unharmed I had to leave because of the shock of it. I heard a fire engine come as I left so I think emergency services were called.’

MailOnline has contacted British Transport Police and London Ambulance Service for comment. 

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