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NYC subway hero reflects on his year in the spotlight


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NYC subway hero reflects on his year in the spotlight

NEW YORK - The train was bearing down, and Wesley Autrey Sr. was trying to lift Cameron Hollopeter off the wet, slippery subway tracks where the young man had fallen after suffering an epileptic seizure.


Recalling the heroic act that earned him the nickname "subway superman" one year ago, Autrey described how he "bear-hugged" Hollopeter and told him: "Whatever you do, please don't push me up. I'm going to be the one that's going to get it, and you're going to be OK."


The train passed over both men, grazing Autrey's hat, while Autrey's two young daughters watched in horror.


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