Red Sox fan dies trying to train surf from Yankee Stadium

Michael Vigeant, 24, was electrocuted trying to climb from inside to atop a Metro-North train bound from Yankee Stadium to New Haven, Conn.

A 24-year-old Red Sox fan was electrocuted late Wednesday as he tried to climb atop a Metro-North Train on his way home from Yankee Stadium, the New York Post reported.

Michael Vigeant of Hudson, N.H., died after coming in contact with overhead wires as he tried to climb out of the train bound from Yankee Stadium to New Haven, Conn., MTA officials and riders said.

The train left the stadium station just before 11 p.m. ET, and Vigeant and his brother tried to climb from inside between Larchmont and Mamaroneck, N.Y., about a half-hour later when the incident happened.

Michael Vigeant touched a catenary wire and was electrocuted, MTA officials said.

Riders said they were trapped inside the powerless train for more than two hours, according to the report, though the MTA said the train was stopped for 30-40 minutes as train personnel got the surviving brother down. The train arrived in New Haven at approximately 3:20 a.m. Thursday.

Per the Post's report:

"The conductor called out over the loudspeaker for medical professionals to help the man as the power to the train went down, knocking out the air conditioning and flush toilets, riders said. Meanwhile, riders, many of whom had been drinking at the game, got more and more agitated. Some threatened to kick out the windows, and Yankee and Red Sox fans started beefing with each other."

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