Fan Falls From Elevated Walkway, Dies at Candlestick Park During 49ers-Packers Game

1378690188_candlestickSAN 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.

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

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

Shyy says 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 is being withheld until the medical examiner notifies his family.

Photo via Twitter/@RyanLeong

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