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Woman Searching For Hero Who Saved Her Life Moments Before She Was Hit By Train

Emily Brown

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Woman Searching For Hero Who Saved Her Life Moments Before She Was Hit By Train

Featured Image Credit: Tegan Badham

A 21-year-old woman is hoping to track down the man who saved her life after she fell onto the tube line of the London Underground.

Tegan Badham, from Cwmbran, Wales, was travelling to Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park, London last week when she tripped and fell onto the live tracks at King's Cross St. Pancras station.

The festival-goer suffered an electric shock and was unable to move from her position on the track, where a train was due to arrive just seconds later.

Recalling the harrowing incident to ITV Wales, Tegan explained: "I was at the beginning of the track, so as soon as that train came around that corner, that was it then, I was going to be gone."

Tegan was pulled from the tracks just seconds before the train arrived. Credit: Seren Thomas-Wilcox/Facebook
Tegan was pulled from the tracks just seconds before the train arrived. Credit: Seren Thomas-Wilcox/Facebook

The 21-year-old explained how she then had her life saved by a stranger, who pulled her to safety just before the train arrived.

"If he wasn't there, I genuinely would be dead," Tegan said, adding: "People were saying to me, 'We thought we were going to be collecting your body,' and it all hit me then and then I said, 'Oh my god, I'm literally supposed to be dead right now.'"

Tegan suffered burns across her back, arms and legs, and suspects the voltage from the track may have killed her if it weren't for the rubber-soled boots she was wearing.

In the wake of the incident, Tegan is hoping to find the man who saved her life so she can thank him properly.

She shared images of herself in a post shared online, writing: "Sunday night around 6pm I was in Kings Cross Station underground where I fell on the tracks and got electrocuted.

"Luckily a man was able to pull me up before the train came past, I would really love to find this man and thank him! I would really appreciate if everyone can share this status and help me find him please."

Tegan described the man as being in his 30s, wearing casual clothes and having mousy-brown hair.

She told ITV: “I want to meet up with him. I want to do that face-to-face because that's not something you can do over the phone, is it? I'm thanking him for my life. He needs a cwtch!”

Tegan is hoping to track down the man who saved her. Credit: Seren Thomas-Wilcox/Facebook
Tegan is hoping to track down the man who saved her. Credit: Seren Thomas-Wilcox/Facebook

Tegan said the man had wanted to stay with her, but was encouraged by his friends to leave as they needed to catch a train. Meanwhile, Tegan was taken in an ambulance to the emergency department at St Thomas' Hospital.

"I don't know where he was going. There’s so many things in London that he could be there for," she said.

Tegan believes she'd get emotional if she succeeds in finding her saviour, stressing she would 'genuinely be dead' if it weren't for him.

A Transport for London spokesperson said they were sorry to hear of Tegan's incident and expressed thanks to those who helped her.

"We wish her a full and quick recovery and want to reassure customers that their safety is paramount to TfL," they added.

Topics: UK News, London, Travel

Emily Brown
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