Heroes honored for saving girl dragged in front of NYC subway train
Two heroes were honored two days after jumping into action to rescue a 5-year-old girl who had been dragged in front of a New York City subway train by her father.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the ceremony honoring Jairo Torres and Antonyo Love Wednesday morning.
Video showed the men teaming up Monday to rescue the girl from underneath a subway car at the Kingsbridge Road station after her father jumped off the platform with her in his arms.
The father, later identified as Fernando Balbuena-Flores, was killed, but the little girl escaped serious injury.
“By the sake of God, the child ended up under the train, underneath, between the wheels, this is how she was able to survive,” Antonyo Love said.
The cellphone video from across the platform showed the men rushing to the little girl’s aid to pull her back onto the platform.
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