25 Y.O. Aussie Has Limbs Amputated After Train Surfing Accident In Canada

An Australian man has undergone full and partial limb amputations after a horrific train surfing accident in Canada, CBC reports.

Royal Mounted Canadian Police officers were called to a train line in Revelstoke, British Columbia, around 4:30am on Saturday morning.

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In a statement, the Mounties say they found an unidentified 25-year-old man with severe injuries “consistent with being struck by a train or falling off a train”. 

It is believed the man fell off a train car, only to be struck by other train cars.

Staff Sergeant Kurt Grabinsky said the man was conscious at the time of his discovery, and was able to tell police that, yes, he had been “riding the train” at the time.

The man was rushed to hospital for treatment. It was determined he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.

His current condition is unclear.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is aware of the incident, and is providing consular support.

For what it’s worth, the tracks have reopened, and hopefully won’t be the site of any more grisly injuries.