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Published June 27, 2012, 08:31 PM

UND Student Found in Rail Yard Died of Blood Loss After Arm Tangled

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - A police report and autopsy results show that the UND student found dead in March in the Grand Forks rail yard died of blood loss after his right arm got tangled up in a train and torn off.

By: WDAZ Staff Report, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - A police report and autopsy results show that the UND student found dead in March in the Grand Forks rail yard died of blood loss after his right arm got tangled up in a train and torn off.

20-year-old Blake Christopher Ayling also had a blood alcohol content of .287, according to the report.

The police report also says one of Ayling's roommates told investigators he routinely walked through the train yard as a short cut to get to campus from their apartment.

Police have since determined that his death was an accident.

The Minneapolis man was found on a track around 7:30 a.m. March 24, after apparently being dragged by the train, but not run over by a wheel.

Police said the last time the train moved that day was 4:13 a.m.

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