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New York man becomes subway hero

December 1, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A New York man is being hailed as a hero for saving a man who fell onto the subway tracks.Carlos Flores was waiting on the train platform when he saw the man on the tracks. He was hurrying to work at a supermarket because he makes time and a half on Sundays.

He knew he had a couple of minutes before the train was due so he sprang into action.

"Once I saw him I said 'I can't let him delay the trains because once he gets hit - no more trains.' And I saw he couldn't move and I started running and bolted onto the tracks," said Flores.

Other passengers helped the man and Flores was off to work. He gets just 30 hours of work a week at the market so he makes every minute count.

His employer is still proud to have a subway hero in the market.