Hero Who Saved Baby on Subway Track Reunites With Mom, Child

The baby and stroller were blown by a strong wind onto the track and he jumped down to get them

By Roseanne Colletti
|  Thursday, Jun 28, 2012  |  Updated 6:58 AM EDT
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The subway hero who saved a baby in a stroller after it was was swept by a strong wind onto an elevated subway track in Brooklyn was reunited with the family on Wednesday. Roseanne Colletti reports.

The subway hero who saved a baby in a stroller after it was was swept by a strong wind onto an elevated subway track in Brooklyn was reunited with the family on Wednesday. Roseanne Colletti reports.

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The subway hero who saved a baby in a stroller after it was was swept by a strong wind onto an elevated subway track in Brooklyn was reunited with the family on Wednesday.

Delroy Simmonds was on his way to a job interview at about 1 p.m. Tuesday when a powerful blast of air carried the stroller from the elevated track onto the J train platform at Van Siclen Avenue. The baby and stroller both landed on the tracks.

Simmonds immediately jumped onto the tracks, rescuing the baby before the next train came into the station.

He visited the boy and his mother Wednesday at Brookdale Hospital, where the child was being treated for a small head injury.

Simmonds said the mother thanked him, and he was happy to see the child is doing well.

Simmonds shrugged off his new status, pointing out that he is a father and would expect anyone else to do the same for his child.

"I don't really feel like much of a hero," he said. "I didn't really think, I just reacted."

The baby is expected to be OK. 

Simmonds missed his job interview but says he was offered a job as a maintenance worker at Kennedy Airport on Wednesday. He starts in two weeks.

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