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Good Samaritans rescue man who fell on Upper East Side subway tracks

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NEW YORK — A group of good Samaritans helped rescue a man who fell onto the train tracks at a New York City subway station.

It happened around 3 p.m. Friday at the 77th Street and Lexington Avenue station on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Authorities say the man fell onto the tracks and straphangers jumped down onto the tracks to help the victim before pulling him back up to the platform. The man’s name and age weren’t immediately released.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority says there were no trains in the vicinity of the station at the time. He says there was no impact on train service.

The fire department says the man was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.