Video: men charged after heart-stopping Tube track fall
Pair were pulled back onto platform milliseconds before collision with train
Two men have been charged with endangering the safety of fellow Tube passengers after they were rescued from Tube tracks with milliseconds to spare after slipping from the platform during a tussle.
Boguslaw Rybski, 34, and 26-year-old Przemyslaw Zawisza, both of London, were reportedly play-fighting rather than brawling when they lost balance and tumbled onto the tracks at Green Park underground station in the early hours of 1 April.
With an oncoming train only seconds away, fellow travellers shouted warnings and rushed to help.
After a frantic scramble, the two men are pulled onto the platform a split second before the train rushes past.
The hair-raising footage was filmed by a witness identified as Autumn, who said she had been videoing the pair’s antics in the moments before the reckless horseplay suddenly became a life-or-death situation.
“‘They were just screaming, singing really loudly, walking up and down the platform really close to the edge,” she told UniLad.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police confirmed that the pair have been charged “with endangering the safety of a person conveyed by railway” and will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court later this month.