Army specialist saves man on subway tracks
WASHINGTON D.C. (KGO) -- A dramatic rescue was caught on surveillance camera in Washington, D.C.
On July 4, a man in a wheelchair accidentally rolled off a subway platform, while trying to get a closer look at a sign.
He fell face first, right next to a 750 volt third rail.
U.S. Army Spc. Michael Menchaca and another man jumped down to lift the man out. He's now recovering.
The Army specialist is being considered for a Soldier's Medal -- the Army's highest peacetime award.
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