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PHOTO: The last second of life

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Songbird, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Post story says the man with the camera tried triggering his flash to get the train operator's attention. By doing that he captured a terrifying last moment of life. In this instance what would you do, flash your camera or do whatever you had to do to get to the edge of the platform to try to lift the man back up?

    http://newyorkpost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/nightmare_on_subway_tracks_GgvCtkeJj6cTeyxHns2VNP

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  2. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Offer the man a cigarette.
     
  3. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    If the man wanted to be there, close my eyes. Nothing you could do at this point.

    If he had fallen and was trying to live, then you have more factors like how fast the train is moving.

    Was this train starting or coming to a stop?
     
  4. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Nothing to do at that point with the train so close to him except avert your eyes and toss up a prayer.
     
  5. Horrible event. The victim was pushed on the track. Left behind a wife and daughter.
     
  6. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Train is arriving in the picture.

    Crazy man pushes drunk man onto tracks. Post story doesn't say how long he was on the tracks before the train arrived.
     
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    You wouldn't try to save a suicide?
     
  8. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Interesting. I wouldn't differentiate.
     
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Indeed, if he kept flashing his camera, and still had the time to get this (great) shot, seems like he would have had time to run to that edge to lift the guy up.
     
  11. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    How about the Post putting it on the cover?

    And if you wouldn't save the person if they were suicidal...if you can't be persuaded to help someone in distress, then do it for the subway operator who has to live with killing someone. There have been several gut-wrenching stories about the operators who have to live with being at the controls and hitting someone -- and the fact the person jumped in front of it does nothing to alleviate their anguish.
     
  12. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    No way to know this.
     
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