A shocking video from New York City has surfaced, showing police rescuing a teenager who found himself stranded on a bridge just moments before a high-speed train raced past.
Evidently, the young person’s curiosity landed them on the bridge, leading to a perilous situation where they became trapped.
Watch the video:
Officers Czerniawski & Ksepka of the @NYPD108Pct rescued a child hanging off a bridge while a train came barreling through. Bystanders held onto the officer's legs as they pulled the boy to safety. One life saved by a team of cops & community.
Watch the harrowing video below. pic.twitter.com/o9pgmIeJvw
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 26, 2023
The teenager, not identified for privacy reasons, was clinging to the precipitous wall of the bridge. A New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer called out, “Buddy! Gimme your hand!” and reached out to the teenager, the video aired on NBC New York showed.
The incident occurred at the busy corner of Queens Boulevard and Skillman Avenue, NBC New York reported. The child was reportedly on the bridge out of curiosity, wanting to watch the passing trains, but ended up getting stuck on the bridge and teetering over Sunnyside trainyard.
“I saw the teenager, clearly very upset, crying. Seemed really scared,” Officer Mark Czerniawski of the NYPD 108th Precinct, one of the two officers who conducted the rescue, told NBC New York.
Officer Rafa Ksepka was responsible for grabbing the teenager’s hand and Officer Czerniawski joined in once the teenager was hoisted up some distance along the bridge wall. They pulled the teenager up to safety just as the approaching AmtrakLong Island Rail Road (LIRR) train gave a sustained honk. Officer Ksepka himself needed help in the process