BELLINGHAM - A 34-year-old man appeared unlikely to survive Monday, March 18, after he leaned his head into an oncoming Amtrak train this weekend, authorities said.
The man crossed over a chain-link fence north of Boulevard Park at 10 a.m. Sunday as a passenger train clacked north at 35 mph, said Bellingham Police Sgt. Ken Brown.
From the gravel alongside the tracks, the man waved and smiled at the conductor. Then he leaned forward into the train's path.
Police never saw him regain consciousness. Authorities doubted his chances at survival.
The man lived outside of Bellingham city limits, Brown said. No other details about him, including his name, had been released as of Monday afternoon.
Nobody aboard the train was hurt. Passengers were bused to their destination of Vancouver, B.C.