Man’s body found near train station in Montclair
By ERIN ROLL
A 67-year-old man who suffered an apparent medical emergency was found dead near the Upper Montclair Train Station and Toney’s Brook Friday, March 2.
The man appeared to have suffered the emergency while walking home from the station the night before. The man fell down an embankment and into Toney’s Brook. He was not found until the next morning around 8:45 a.m., said Sgt. Terence Turner said. He added the man would not have been seen by someone driving by the station.
The Montclair Ambulance Unit responded, but by that time, it was too late to perform any life-saving measures, Turner said.
The Montclair Fire Department assisted with recovering the man.
“The steep embankment and the weather made it all the more difficult to get him out,” Turner said.
The area was hit with a Nor’ Easter that brought about snowy and windy conditions.
The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office was notified, but is not participating in the investigation, Turner said. Prosecutor spokesperson Katherine Carte confirmed that Montclair is handling the investigation.
The death is still under investigation and police are not releasing the man’s name pending family notification.
The man’s body has been sent to the New Jersey State Regional Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.