Fan Dies After Falling 50 Feet During Braves-Yankees Game

Amna Shoaib
After the fatal fall in the seventh innings, Atlanta police cleared the spectators and roped off the spot.

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A man died Saturday night during the Braves-Yankees game, after he fell 50 feet from the upper deck at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia.

The deceased, whose identity has not been revealed, was in his early 60s. He reportedly lost balance and fell while yelling at Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees during the seventh innings and landed at a spot close to where the players' families were sitting.

After being provided with early treatment, the man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead a couple of hours later.

The area was immediately cleared of spectators and cordoned off, following the fall. Sergeant Greg Lyons of the Atlanta Police informed that investigators at the spot eliminated the possibility of foul play.

The Atlanta Braves offered condolences to the man's family.

“The Atlanta Braves offer their deepest condolences to the family,” the team said in a statement. “At this time, all inquiries will be directed to the Atlanta Police Department, as this is an ongoing investigation.”

Unfortunately, this was the third death from a fall at the baseball field in eight seasons: In 2013, police ruled a fan's death as suicide and in 2008, alcohol was cited as a factor after a spectator lost his life at Turner Field.

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