A man has died in New York City while subway surfing near the Williamsburg Bridge, police say.
In a statement obtained by PEOPLE, the New York City Police Department says an unidentified 32-year-old man had jumped on top of the J-train early Saturday morning but lost his footing and fell onto the northbound tracks, where he was hit by an oncoming train.
Police say the man was "unconscious and unresponsive" when they found him underneath the train at around 4:35 a.m. local time. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
"Riding on top of trains is not smart," MTA spokesperson Tim Minton told CNN.
In 2019, reports of subway surfing were up 15% to 461, according to MTA data obtained by The City. One person, a 14-year-old boy, was killed that year while riding atop a train in Queens.
An investigation into Saturday's incident is ongoing.