Three hero passengers rescue a young girl trapped underneath a Sydney train after the toddler freaked out during her first time on public transport
- A toddler fell between the train and platform her first time catching transport
- She freaked out and tried to join her mother’s side on the platform but fell
- Three men slid between the train and the platform in a daring rescue
- The girl was looked over by the station’s paramedic and found to have no injuries
A young girl has been rescued from underneath a Sydney train by three hero passengers after slipping through the platform gap and onto the tracks.
The train was stopped at Wolli Creek, in southern Sydney, at 9.15am on Monday when the mother put her daughter on the train and tried to take the pram on separately.
Her daughter, who was riding a train for the first time, reportedly freaked out and tried to jump off the carriage by herself.
The station’s duty manager instantly jumped to action and halted the train.
A child has been rescued after the toddler fell between the platform and the train as she tried to return to her mother’s side. Three men climbed under the train to save her
Dramatic footage filmed by an onlooker showed a group huddled on the platform as the child’s mother started screaming.
Three men slid between the train and the platform in a daring rescue to save the little girl.
Once the men got a hold of the girl they passed a message on to the passengers on the platform.
‘Tell her mum we’ve got her,’ one of the men could be heard saying in the clip.
A woman quickly turned around to ease the mother’s fears.
‘It’s OK, they’ve got her,’ she shouted.
A member of the station staff directed the men on the best route in order to get the little girl off of the tracks
A member of the station staff directed the men on the best route in order to get the little girl off of the tracks. Pictured: man reuniting the toddler with her mother
The girl’s mother could be seen visibly shaken and in tears as she walked to meet her daughter at the front of the train.
The pair tearfully reunited in a hug as the station attendant shook the hand of one of the men who brought her to safety.
Before the pair reunited, the girl’s mother could be heard saying it was her daughter’s first time on a train – and possibly her last.
‘She freaked out and tried to fling herself back off the train,’ she said.
Joseph Mourtada, 36, filmed the entire incident.
‘She was screaming that her girl was under the train,’ he told the ABC.
‘And I hear all of this noise and people asking the guards to stop. It was already stopped.
‘Everything happened very quickly.’
The pair tearfully reunited in a hug as the station attendant shook the hand of one of the men who brought her to safety
A NSW Ambulance spokesman told Daily Mail Australia paramedics were called to the incident – but were told they were no longer needed before they got there.
Suzanne Holden, the chief customer officer of Sydney Trains, thanked those involved in the rescue: ‘This would have been an incredibly distressing situation for any parent and we would like to thank our quick thinking staff and customers for their actions in helping to rescue this young girl.
‘Thankfully the toddler was unharmed, but incidents such as this serve as an important reminder that the gap between the train and the platform can vary across the network, and our staff are always happy to help if you require assistance.’
The girl was looked over by the station’s paramedic and found to have no injuries.