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Father finds son unresponsive on train

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Passenger train makes emergency stop in Richmond Hill after man is found unresponsive. Passenger train makes emergency stop in Richmond Hill after man is found unresponsive.
RICHMOND HILL, GA (WTOC) -

Officials confirm that there has been a death on a passenger train that was traveling through Bryan County early Tuesday. 

An Amtrak passenger train was traveling from Washington D.C. to Jacksonville when it had to make an emergency stop in Richmond Hill shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday after a man was found unresponsive. They say an 80-year-old father was traveling to Jacksonville with his 56-year-old son when sometime during the trip, the 56-year-old got up to go to the restroom and his father then fell asleep. When the father awoke sometime later, he was unable to locate his son so he walk to the restroom and knocked but there was no response. The father then went into the restroom where he found his son unresponsive. The 56-year-old was later pronounced dead.

Investigators are trying to figure out exactly what happened to the man. The family says that he does have a history of health issues and investigators do not suspect foul play.

The passenger train was instructed to stop on the tracks in the middle of Richmond Hill because it was a safe area for other trains to pass. No roads were blocked and no traffic was affected. 

The train has now left Richmond Hill to continue on its way to Jacksonville. Investigators will try to determine a cause of death.

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