04/15/2012 03:07 pm ET

Daniel Grulke, Australian Schoolboy, Risks Life To Save Girl Who Was Trying To Commit Suicide

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An Australian teen is being lauded as a hero after he risked his life to save a girl who was trying to commit suicide, reports.

Seventeen-year-old Daniel Grulke was waiting at a train station at Beaconsfield, near Perth, when he saw a girl walking along the tracks.

As a train raced toward the station, it became clear that the girl intended to kill herself.

"As it got to about 20 metres (sic) away, I decided she wasn't going to move, she's not going to get out of the way," he told Yahoo 7 News.

Grulke rushed on the tracks, pushed the girl off to the side and leaped out of the train's path.

He said he had about 5 seconds to react to the event.

A local police officer will nominate the schoolboy for a bravery award, the Berwick News reports. Sergeant Richard Dawson, who is preparing the nomination, said that this was the first time in 16 years of service that an act of bravery had moved him in this way.

However, Grulke says that an award was "unnecessary." "I don't need a bravery award, honestly," he told "I'm just glad I helped her."