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Wis. man survives train rolling over him

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) -- Fond du Lac police say a highly intoxicated man who survived when multiple freight train cars rolled over him is "the luckiest guy alive."

Police Major Kevin Lemke says Canadian National Railway Company employees reported they ran over someone lying between the tracks and did an emergency stop about 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

Officers found a local man, 42, in some bushes 20 feet away from the tracks. The man indicated he was walking when he saw the train and jumped out of the way.

But Lemke says he tends to believe the employees over an intoxicated man. The man had no serious injuries and received a trespassing citation.

Train employees told police a person between the tracks can survive if he or she is positioned just right.

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