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Fan dies from fall at Candlestick Park

September 8th, 2013 11:12 pm by Associated Press

Fan dies from fall at Candlestick Park

Fans walk outside of Candlestick Park before Sunday’s NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers in San Francisco. (AP Photo)

SAN FRANCISCO — A football fan fell from an elevated pedestrian walkway and died at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park during the 49ers-Green Bay Packers game Sunday.

San Francisco police spokesman Gordon Shyy said multiple people witnessed the man’s fall onto a sidewalk from the Jamestown walkway, which goes around Candlestick.

According to police, witnesses said the man appeared intoxicated when he fell just after kickoff at about 1:30 p.m. in the 49ers’ 34-28 win over the Packers. Off-duty medics and police officers gave him first aid until an ambulance arrived, but the man was declared dead from his injuries.

Shyy said the man who appeared to be in his 30s suffered serious injuries. It was not immediately clear how many feet he had fallen.

His identity was being withheld until the medical examiner notifies his family.

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