A 30-year-old man was electrocuted along the third rail in a Brooklyn subway station, and a man who tried to help him is recovering in the hospital after suffering a less severe shock, police said.
Authorities say the 30-year-old man who died and the 26-year-old man who tried to help him had been walking together on the roadbed of the G line train at the Union Avenue and Broadway station in Williamsburg early Monday when the older man accidentally made contact with the third rail.
He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The younger man apparently tried to help the older man and accidentally touched the third rail as well, though he sustained a less severe shock, police said.
It wasn't clear why the men were walking on the tracks.