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Woman's Search For Hero Who Saved Her Life After She Fell On Tube Tracks

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Woman's Search For Hero Who Saved Her Life After She Fell On Tube Tracks

A woman who had a lucky escape after falling onto the tube tracks is now searching for the heroic man who saved her life.

Tegan Badham was on her way to Wireless Festival in London when she suffered a fall at King's Cross St Pancras' underground station.

In a post shared on social media, she explained that she was electrocuted - but luckily a man was on hand to pull her up to safety before the train arrived.

Tegan is now looking for the man to thank him, saying that he was 'around 30 with brown hair' and that she's 'so grateful' to him for saving her.

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Tegan Badham sent out an appeal to find the man who saved her. Credit: Tegan Badham
Tegan Badham sent out an appeal to find the man who saved her. Credit: Tegan Badham

Speaking to ITV Wales, the 21-year-old from Cwmbran said: "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.

"If he wasn't there, I genuinely would be dead.

"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.'"

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Tegan was set to head to the festival to watch Nicki Minaj, but instead she was rushed to A&E at St Thomas' Hospital where she received treatment for her injuries.

As well as burns across her legs, arms and back, she also suffered a suspected fracture.

Thankfully there were no fatal injuries, which she puts down to the mystery man and her rubber sole boots, which may have prevented the track's voltage from killing her.

Now Tegan is hoping to find the unknown hero, saying: "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!

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“He wanted to stay with me, he didn’t want to leave me, but all his mates were like: 'Come on, we need to get on a train, we need to go, we need to go.'

The 21-year-old suffered burns across her body after falling onto the tracks. Credit: Tegan Badham
The 21-year-old suffered burns across her body after falling onto the tracks. Credit: Tegan Badham

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

If the pair are reunited, she said: "I think I’d want to cry. I would just be so lost for words because at the end of the day, if it wasn't for this guy, I would genuinely be dead. I wouldn't be here."

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In a statement about the incident, a TfL spokesperson said: "We are sorry to hear that a customer at King’s Cross St Pancras station sustained minor injuries after a fall onto the Victoria line track and would like to thank those who helped her.

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

Featured Image Credit: Tegan Badham

Topics: Life, Real Life, News, Music

Daisy Phillipson
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