KINGSTON, N.Y. – A man was found lying near train tracks with two severed limbs in the Town of Ulster early Saturday morning.
At 7:05 a.m., a train operator near Boices Lane in the Town of Ulster spotted and called in what appeared to be a body lying near the tracks behind the Ulster Hose Fire Company.
State Police responded to the call and found a 21-year-old Ulster man lying adjacent to the tracks with his right arm and leg severed.
The man was conscious, alert and complaining that he felt cold, according to police.
Police say it is unknown why the man was on the tracks or when he was struck.
The man was stabilized and airlifted by StatFlight to Westchester Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition, according to police.
Fire chief Sam Appa told NEWS10 that the man who was hit is Nick Ogden, 21. His older brother works as a firefighter at the Ulster Hose Fire Company.
He says he doesn't know why Nick was near the tracks, but says a lot of people tend to walk near them.