By Associated Press
ATLANTA — A man who fell more than 60 feet from an upper-level platform at Atlanta’s Turner Field onto a parking lot during a baseball game died Monday night, police said.
Atlanta police spokesman John Chafee confirmed the death of the man, whose name has not been released. The man fell during Monday night’s game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies.
“At this time there’s no indication of foul play and the fall appears accidental,” Chafee said late Monday. “It appears he fell from an upper-level platform to a secured lot below.”
Chafee said police received the report of the fall just before 9 p.m. Monday. When officers arrived, they located a man who appeared to have fallen 65 feet, or about six stories.
The man was transported to Atlanta Medical Center and died of his injuries.
Chafee said the fall occurred on the stadium’s back side. He said witnesses described the fall as accidental, but that police were not releasing other details of what they said.
He said he did not know if wet conditions or alcohol were factors.
Heavy rains had led to a nearly two-hour delay of the game, which was scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m.
A Braves spokeswoman declined comment earlier Monday night, referring calls to the Atlanta police.
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