A man fell from an elevated pedestrian walkway and died during the San Francisco 49ers-Green Bay Packers football game at Candlestick Park on Sunday, police said.
The man, 32, fell to the sidewalk at 1:03 p.m. as he was walking on the overpass, which leads from the parking area to the stadium, said San Francisco police Lt. Laura Knight. She said off-duty medics and police officers gave the man first aid until an ambulance arrived, but he died at the hospital or on the way there.
She would not confirm witness reports that the man appeared intoxicated, and she had no details on how many feet he fell or what injuries he suffered. His name has not been released.
"The San Francisco 49ers...would like to express our deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time," the 49ers said in a statement published on NFL.com.
In 2007, a 31-year-old fan died during a 49ers game after falling 20 feet from an upper concourse at Candlestick Park.
The Institute for the Study of Sports Incidents found that more than two dozen fans have fallen at stadiums across the United States since 2003, the Associated Press reported.
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