Deputy saves man from train tracks

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OILDALE, Calif. -- A Kern County Sheriff's deputy pulled a man off some railroad tracks Monday just before a train was going to hit him.

The department had received a report just after midnight about a man walking on the tracks in the area of Roberts Lane and Olive Drive, according to a department news release. That's when Deputy Paul Duncan saved 46-year-old Gregory McKay.

The rescue was captured on video by a sheriff's office helicopter.

McKay was arrested after being allegedly drunk in public. Deputies determined that he was walking on the tracks with the intent to commit suicide, the sheriff's office said.

It's unknown if Gregory McKay is related to 29-year-old Buck McKay, who was shot and killed a short time later in Oildale.

The sheriff's office determined Buck McKay and another man were shot in self-defense during a confrontation with Jesse Ash, 26, and Gregory Alexander, 28, at an apartment complex on the 2100 block of McCray Street.

Senior Deputy Michael Whorf said the sheriff's office isn't looking into whether the two McKays are related, saying it isn't pertinent to either case.