Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 29, 2015 at 10:01 p.m.



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ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say a fan has died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees.

Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit says it happened in the seventh inning.

Hampton says the man was in his early 60s and was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital. There's no immediate word on his identity pending notification of his next of kin.

Hampton says police don't suspect foul play at this point.

The man fell close to the area where players' wives and families sit.

Stadium medical personnel treated him for about 10 minutes, applying CPR. As they worked in a circle around the man, security officers cleared the area. The fan was taken from the seating area on a backboard.

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