- The Washington Times - Monday, September 9, 2013

A football fan walking across an elevated pedestrian walkway at Candlestick Park in San Francisco fell to his death Sunday.

Others attending the 49ers-Packers’ game who witnessed the fall said the man appeared to be intoxicated, CBS reported.

His death was reported about 1:30 p.m., The Associated Press reported. Off-duty medics tried to administer aid at the scene, but he was declared dead shortly after an ambulance arrived. The man, whose name is not being released, was in his 30s, police said.

Stadium officials released a statement shortly after incident: “We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time,” AP reported.

The 49ers beat the Packers, 34-28.

Also Sunday, a railing collapsed at the Indianapolis stadium where the Colts took on the Raiders. Two fans who were leaning against the barrier by the tunnel that led to Oakland’s locker room were injured during the railing mishap, AP reported.

Since 2003, more than two dozen fans have been injured during stadium falls, the Institute for the Study of Sports Incidents reported.



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