Transcript for Woman pinned onto train tracks in Washington
Back now with the incredible rescue. A woman pinned on the track bed near Washington, D.C. The firefighters promised, we're going to get you out. Here's Mona Kosar Abdi. Reporter: Tonight, a miraculous rescue near the nation's capital that defied all odds. First responders desperately working to save a woman who fell from a metro platform during the evening commute Thursday. People were coming up the other way crying. Reporter: Officials say the woman had a medical emergency, causing her to fall just as the train was approaching the station. Fire department medic Ryan denelsbeck was on the scene within minutes. I could see she was pretty covered in blood. She is very dirty. It's very dusty down there. Reporter: Rescue workers on their stomachs consoling the woman below. Denelsbeck at one point extending his arm out to hold the woman's hand. Keeping her calm, making sure she didn't touch anything because the train was still energized at that point. Reporter: Once power was shut off to the third rail, rescuers went below, using a metal gurney to pull her out. The main thing that saved this patient was the safe haven zone. Reporter: Officials say the woman was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Tom? Mona, thank you.
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