Baseball fan dies after fall at Atlanta Braves game

Man in his 60s falls from upper stands at Turner Field stadium

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Baseball fan dies after fall at Atlanta Braves game
Fan Falls to His Death at Atlanta Braves Baseball Game



A baseball fan has died during an Atlanta Braves game against the New York Yankees after falling from an upper stand at the Turner Field stadium.

The man, thought to be in his early 60s, fell close to where the players' wives and families sit, and received CPR at the scene.

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CNN reports that the man fell around 50ft head first onto concrete below during the seventh inning of the game.


Baseball fan dies after fall at Atlanta Braves game

According to the BBC, spectator Greg Shiver told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he attended the game with his son, and saw the man fall.

He said: "I saw a guy falling from the top. I grabbed my son and ran for security."

According to the Guardian, Lieutenant Charles Hampton of the Atlanta police department said the man was pronounced dead at Grady memorial hospital.

An Atlanta Braves statement read: "We have received confirmation that the fan involved in an accident at this evening's game has passed away. The Atlanta Braves offer their deepest condolences to the family."

Back in 2013, another fan died at the Turner Field stadium after falling 85ft from a walkway on the fourth level. His death was later ruled a suicide.


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