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Raw: Man rescued after falling off D.C. subway platform in wheelchair

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Two men are being called heroes by transit officials in Washington after they rescued a man who fell off a subway platform on Tuesday afternoon.

A man in a motorized wheelchair fell off the platform at a downtown Metro station onto an active train track. Metro officials say the man was 54 years old and suffered facial injuries and a bloody mouth. There were no trains in the immediate area, according to officials, but the three men were dangerously close-- just two feet - to the electrified third rail that provides power for the trains.

(Information provided by Inform News/Video by Reuters)