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A rail guard has been filmed saving a drunk man who fell on to the tracks after a night out.
CCTV obtained by 9NEWS shows the intoxicated man struggling to stand at a station in Queensland.
The intoxicated man could be seen stumbling onto the tracks. (9NEWS)
Mr Andrews could be seen waving his arms to flag down the train driver. (9NEWS)He walks and sways behind the yellow line, then suddenly stumbles forward and plunges onto the tracks.
Meanwhile, out of view, an oncoming train hurtles through the tunnel.
Queensland Rail guard Ray Andrews can be seen rushing toward the inbound train to enact the emergency signal, as other staff and friends of the man rush to save him.
“I raised my arms across, and I had my visibility vest on,” Mr Andrews told 9NEWS this afternoon.
In a matter of seconds, the rail guard’s quick-thinking allowed the train driver to apply the emergency brakes, and stop just in time.
Mr Andrews' heroic actions saved the drunk man's life. (9NEWS)“If I wasn't there at the right place at the right time waving my arms, that driver would definitely not have stopped and that passenger on the tracks he might have lost his life,” Mr Andrews said.
The incident comes as Queensland Rail have warned that intoxicated travellers are not only endangering themselves, but other passengers too.
“Railways are a dangerous place if you are not in control,” Citytrain Executive General Manager Nick King told 9NEWS.
“The next thing you know is you've fallen in front of a train or something horrendous like that and the consequences then are shocking,” he added.
This article first appeared on www.9news.com.au
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