Ballet Dancer Saves Man Pushed Onto Subway Tracks

"I was a little choked up. I was shaking and realizing what had just happened."

Gray Davis, a dancer with the American Ballet Theater, rescued a man who was pushed onto the New York City subway tracks after a fight with another rider. Davis leapt onto the tracks and lifted the unconscious victim to safety.


According to PIX11, the ballerino attempted to get help as he saw an argument escalating between two individuals accross the track but took matters into his own hands when one of the fighting indivudals was knocked onto the track.

"I saw nobody else was going down there and I knew that he wasn't going to get back up. He was unconscious," Davis said. "I rolled him over my shoulder and I didn't realize how high the platform was until I went to put him up there."

Other bystanders assisted Davis with the rescue. Davis only realized the extent of his bravery after the situation:  "I was a little choked up. I was shaking and realizing what had just happened," he said.

Carolyn Mack, the woman who pushed the victim onto the track, has since been arrested and charged with assault.

Davis has been recovering from an (unrelated) injury but returned to the stage last night.

[Photo: Screenshot from YouTube]

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