Teen found dead on tracks in Queens may have been subway surfing

ByEyewitness News via WABC logo
Sunday, November 24, 2019
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Joe Torres has the details.

LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens (WABC) -- Police are investigating after a teenager was found dead on the train tracks at the Queensboro Plaza station in Long Island City.

Police tell Eyewitness News they're investigating whether he had been surfing on a train.

They say it's possible a fixed object struck him.

The incident held up service for several hours. 7 and N trains ran on alternate tracks and were delayed.

The victim's identity has not yet been released.

"Surfing" subway trains, meaning lying on top, is illegal, and authorities consider it a common but dangerous activity that often involves youthful daredevils.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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