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Dog 'Saved My Life' in Subway Fall: Blind Man

Posted Wednesday, December 18th 2013 @ 1pm  by Matt Cantor, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– When a blind man fainted and tumbled onto subway tracks, his guide dog was there to protect him—and both survived being run over by a train. When Cecil Williams, 60, got lightheaded on the Manhattan platform, his black lab, Orlando, tried to keep him away from the tracks. But Williams fell, and Orlando headed down with him. With passengers reportedly screaming and seeking help, "the dog was sitting right in front of him, kind of like he was guarding him," says MTA worker Lamont Smith. "Normally an animal, or another human being, would run. That dog stayed right there."

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