A man who was apparently on a job to cheer up holiday makers and dressed as the Easter Bunny was found frozen to death after getting lost from the rest of the train passengers that he was with.
Over 100 rail passengers had to be rescued in the early morning hours this morning after a train they were on became stuck in a huge snowdrift for five to six hours in freezing temperatures.
And as yet unidentified male apparently decided to cheer the passengers up a little earlier than scheduled by dressing up as the Easter Bunny and apparently planned to get off the train and then back on near the passenger cars.
"It was a good idea and the costume was plenty warm at first", stated a workman on the train. "However, he didn't tell any of the rest of us what he was up to."
The train at that time was stuck only temporarily in a smaller drift and suddenly went forward for about five minutes until hitting the big drift.
By the time the people were rescued, someone mentioned the Easter Bunny as a joke and suddenly a search was made because a couple of employees on the train were in on the joke, that had been scheduled at their destination.
"It was really sad", stated one police officer. "I don't think I'll ever forget seeing that big fluffy cotton tail sticking out of another fallen snowbank."