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Guide dog attempts to save guardian from train, both tumble to tracks

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Update 12/13/13: According to NBC New York, Cecil Williams fainted before tumbling over the side of the platform, onto the tracks below. Speaking from his hospital bed, Williams stated that he is being forced to rehome his nearly 11-year-old seeing eye dog "Orlando," because his health insurance will no longer cover cover the cost of Orlando as soon as the dog retires...which is soon.

According to Tuesday's New York Post, a faithful seeing eye dog tried to stop his blind guardian from falling onto train tracks in Harlem, N.Y., on Tuesday morning, but they both tumbled into the path of an oncoming subway train.

A witness stated:

The dog was trying to pull him away from the southbound edge of the platform, but his feet were on the edge, he was wobbling, and the dog was barking,”

When the man, 60-year-old Pececil Williams, toppled from the platform, his dog, a black Labrador retriever named "Orlando," followed and then proceeded to lick at the man's face in a futile attempt to get him out of harm's way.

Amazingly, though the pair was not able to get out of the way of an oncoming train, they both survived...miraculously without critical injuries.

According to 10News, Williams was transported to an area hospital; his faithful dog was allowed to accompany him.

Continue reading: Florida man jailed for allegedly beating German shepherd puppy

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