An Atlanta Braves fan is dead after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night.

The accident happened during a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees.

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Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police Department homicide unit confirmed death hours after the fall in the seventh inning. Hampton said the man was in his early 60s and was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital. There was no immediate word on his identity pending notification of his next of kin. Hampton said police don’t suspect foul play at this point. The man fell close to the area where players’ wives and families sit, and there was blood was on the concrete surface around the seats. 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. h/t fox

The Braves organization issued the follow statement via Twitter.

Braves organization fan dies statement


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