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South Texas Man Saves 81-Year-Old Man Stuck in Railroad Tracks

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    A South Texas man is hailed a hero after his commute to work turned into a rescue mission.

    Joseph Mason was driving to work Friday, southwest of San Antonio, when he spotted an 81-year-old man.

    He was lying motionless on the ground--stuck in the middle of some railroad tracks, and a freight train was headed straight for him.

    Mason quickly called 911 for help.

    Together, Mason and an officer were able to move the man out of the way, just seconds before the train barreled through.

    Saturday morning, aside from a few scrapes a bruises, the 81-year-old man is doing well.