Georgia Man Dead After Falling Head-First From Top Deck At Turner Field

| by Emily Smith

Georgia man Gregory Murrey died after falling 50 feet from the top deck of Turner Field during a baseball game on Saturday night.

It was the seventh inning of a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees when Murrey fell, CNN reported. Murrey, 60, was reportedly screaming at Alex Rodriguez, nicknamed A-Rod, when he lost his balance and fell headfirst onto a concrete stairwell.

“All of the sudden, he just flew right over the rail,” an anonymous witness reported, according to Daily Mail. “I can’t even function right now.”

Umpires did not stop the game following the incident.

EMTs performed CPR on Murrey for 10 minutes. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital but pronounced dead upon arrival.

Atlanta police are currently attempting to determine why Murrey fell, although they don’t suspect foul play, according to CNN. They are conducting an autopsy and toxicology report on Murrey.

On Sunday, the U.S. flag flew at half-staff at Turner Field. The Braves also placed a photo of Murrey on the video board and recognized a moment of silence before Sunday’s game. Rodriguez was among one of the players who took a moment of silence.

Murrey was a season ticket holder at the stadium for 23 years. 

Sources: Daily Mail, CNN

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