Published: Fri, September 21, 2018
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NH Man Electrocuted Trying To Train Surf While Leaving Yankee Stadium

A New Hampshire man died Wednesday night after he climbed atop a train traveling through Westchester County, New York, and was apparently electrocuted by overhead electrical wires, officials said.

The train was stopped for a couple of hours, as it was left without power while officials tried to rescue the brothers, and reportedly did not make it its final destination until 3:20 a.m.

First responders who were passengers on the train performed CPR on Vigeant, who was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. A passenger tells News 12 that Vigeant was with his brother.

Metro-North offficials said the incident drives home the dangers of trying to get onto the roof of trains.

"You could see his body folded in half and one arm that was black", Pellicci told the Daily Voice.

A preliminary investigation found that Vigeant attempted to go on top of the train and came into contact with wires.

MTA police are investigating the incident.

The emergency created heavy delays on the railroad line, with passengers from that train reaching New Haven almost two hours late, according to the News. The MTA said the train was stopped for just 30-40 minutes. The train was en route from Yankee Stadium to New Haven, Conn. Those passengers also complained about the hot, humid conditions on the train, with some people asking MTA to open the doors to allow fresh air in.

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