Man Falls to His Death During Atlanta Braves Game at Turner Field

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A man died after falling more than 60 feet from an upper-level platform at Atlanta’s Turner Field on Monday night, reports ESPN.

A police report said the man fell just before 9 p.m. during an Atlanta Braves game against the Philadelphia Phillies and was transported to Atlanta Medical Center where he died of his injuries.

The Braves released a statement immediately after the incident:

“There was an accident earlier tonight at Turner Field with a spectator falling from the upper level,” the statement said. “The spectator has been transported to the hospital. The Atlanta Police Department are investigating.”

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Investigators have ruled out foul play, but are still investigating. It is unclear whether or not alcohol or if wet conditions played a factor. Heavy rains Monday night led to a nearly two hour delay of the game, which was scheduled to begin at 7:10 p.m.

“At this time there’s no indication of foul play and the fall appears accidental,” Atlanta police spokesman John Chafee said. “It appears he fell from an upper-level platform to a secured lot below.”

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