CCTV has captured the moment a gust of wind seized hold of a pram with a baby strapped inside and blew it onto the tracks at Goodge Street Underground Station.
The pram was left at the bottom of the steps down to the platform by a family member who then climbed back up the stairs to assist some other members of his family
Once his back was turned a gust of wind in the wind tunnel formed between the platforms blasted the pram onto the platform and catapulted it onto the live tube tracks of the Northern Line.
In the footage released by the British Transport Police, the scary scenario is clearly shown; the child’s mother descends the stairs and, realising the mortal danger her child was in, she shows scant regard for her own safety, instinctively leaping onto the tracks to save her child.
Miraculously, she is able to pull the child and buggy to safety after the incident that the BTP are calling “near fatal.” BTP Chief Inspector Mark Lawrie said: “This was a frightening incident, not just for the scale of the danger the child was exposed to, but also because the woman then put her own life on the line by going onto the tracks. We urgently need to identify the people involved to ensure the child wasn’t injured as a result of the fall onto the tracks. This incident shows just how much respect rail passengers should have for the network; it is, when used incorrectly, a hazardous environment and the proper care should always be taken, particularly on busy platforms and in areas which are affected by the gusts of wind which can blow through tunnels.”