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A woman who helped rescue a baby from underneath a train after his pram rolled off a railway station has described the "miracle" of finding him alive.
Amanda said a teenager was the first to rush to the aid of the six-month-old baby, who incredibly survived after being hit by a train and pushed about 30 metres while strapped into his pram last Thursday.
Footage of the pram rolling off the platform at Ashburton railway station seconds before the train pulled in made news around the world and has had more than a million hits on YouTube.
It sparked the interest of talkshow queen Oprah Winfrey whose producers contacted Victoria Police with requests to interview the mother.
Amanda said the male youth was the first on to the railway tracks and pulled the silent baby out with only a bump to his head.
"It really was a miracle, he was fine," she told Fox FM yesterday.
Amanda said she had been jogging on a track alongside the station when at 4pm she saw a commotion on the platform, the train arrive and heard screams.
"(I) ran down to the tracks (because) I knew something was horribly wrong," she said.
"I wasn't quite sure what had happened, I thought I saw something go on the track and I didn't know what it was, and then I looked under the train and there was a young boy already under there unstrapping the baby.
"(It) was so brave of him."
As the baby's distraught mother jumped off the platform, the teenager, aged about 18, handed Amanda the baby.
Amanda said the baby's mother was "just screaming, shaking and screaming".
"I was sort of trying to look at the baby and see if it was OK," she said.
Amanda gave the teenager the baby as she helped the mother back on to the platform where she was able to hold her baby boy and check if he was alive.
"He had quite a big bump on the side of his head and that was it," Amanda said.
"I don't think it's something I'd ever forget."
Amanda told the radio station she wanted people to know that good samaritans still existed.
"Especially that young boy, he didn't know what he was going to see under there and he saw the whole thing so I just thought (it would be) nice to let people know that people help each other," she said.
The baby's father has told the media his wife, who could be seen slipping as the pram rolled from her grasp, would need some time to recover from the near tragedy.
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