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Good Samaritan Dies Saving Man's Life
California ( CNN )
He gave his life to help another...that's what transportation officials in California are saying about 35–year–old Philip Scholz.
He died while pulling another man off the train tracks.
The accident happened Monday, but just recently officials announced they had video showing Scholz's final act of kindness.
Patti lee reports that when Emily Scholz learned her husband, Philip, was killed near the Santa Clara station she couldn't understand why he'd be on the tracks, until she talked to investigators.
As the train approached Philip was seen dropping his backpack and lying down on the platform reaching down towards the tracks.
Today Caltrains confirmed it had video that showed Scholz reaching out to a man already on the tracks...that man survived.
He would endanger his life for someone else he's just that kind of person.
Friends describe Philip and Emily Scholz as newlyweds in their 7th year of marriage, and the heart of the neighborhood.
Emily waiting for him to come home for dinner keeping dinner ready.
Family friend Jeanette Ricafrente says during her husband’s 3 year deployment to Afghanistan, she relied on the couple like family, saying, “I don't know if it has hit me quite yet I'm still working on it.”
Now neighbors say it's their turn to be there for Emily, who says knowing the circumstances of her husband's death doesn't make accepting the loss any easier.