[VIDEO] Watch How Perth Passengers Pushed A Train To Set A Trapped Man Free

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A seemingly normal Wednesday morning in Perth took an unexpected turn when a man's leg got stuck in between the platform's ledge and the train

A man's leg got stuck in between the ledge of the platform and a train.

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A typical Wednesday morning commute in Perth, Australia, took a frightening turn when a man slipped and became wedged between a train and the platform.

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Public Transport Authority spokesman David Hynes said the man was boarding the train into the city at Stirling Station on Wednesday morning when he stepped awkwardly, causing him to slip down the gap.

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Transperth spokesman David Hynes said the man was boarding at the tail end of peak hour, but the train was still fairly busy. "He stood in the doorway and as he was sort of taking up his position there, one leg slipped outside the door, slipped outside the gap, and he was stuck," he said.

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Efforts such as pulling him out and passengers leaning towards one side were in vain before commuters decided to come together and push the train just enough for the man to be set free

The man was okay after checks by the paramedics.

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We alerted the driver, made sure the train didn’t move. Then our staff who were there at the time got the passengers, and there were lots of them, off the train, and organised them to sort of rock, tilt the train backwards away from the platform so they were able to get him out and rescue him.

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Dozens of passengers have had to rock a train carriage back and forth to free a man whose leg was caught in the gap at a Perth station.

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The staff organised the crowd to tilt the train backwards.

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A commuter whose leg became trapped between a train and the platform edge was freed by his fellow passengers, who collectively managed to push the entire train up and away from him.

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In dramatic CCTV footage, commuters can be seen rushing to the man's assistance and tipping the whole carriage away from him until he managed to free his leg. Shortly after they boarded the train and services resumed as normal.

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The passenger appeared to be okay after checks by the paramedics and soon made his way by catching the next train

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A passenger, known only as Nic, said the man appeared to be in shock but not in pain, and was lifted to safety by two other passengers once the gap widened. Paramedics treated the man but he was not badly injured and caught a later train.

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Witness Nicholas Taylor told Perth Now the man appeared to be ok after the incident and was walking normally. “He seemed to be a bit sheepish, because right where he fell was the ‘mind the gap’ writing," he added.

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According to ABC News, the man did not appear to suffer from any serious injuries.

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Watch how the crowd collectively pushed the train and rescue the man HERE:

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